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Partial Lunar Eclipse from North America


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  • I was treated to a beautiful, clear sky for the partial lunar eclipse that was visible in the United States and Canada, as well as Central and South America and some parts of Australia, Europe and Asia.  It is reported to be the longest eclipse of its kind since February 18, 1440, almost 600 years (!) https://moon.nasa.gov/news/168/an-almost-total-lunar-eclipse/ lasting for about 6 hours from penumbra first contact and penumbra last contact (the actual umbral eclipse lasted about three and a half hours).  The next partial lunar eclipse of such duration (even a bit longer) will be on February 8, 2669. For my time zone (EST) the penumbra made first contact about 1 a.m.  The maximum eclipse occurred at 4:03 a.m. EST and here are a few of my images.  The first is a prime focus shot f/4.5, 1/2.5s exposure through my 127mm Mak. The other shots were taken with and without a zoom lens with my DSLR at f4/5, 2s exposure:




Beautiful copper tones!



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