Hopefully many of you managed to observe the total eclipse of the Moon this morning or last night depending on where in the world you live.
Skymania’s Paul Sutherland was observing from Broadstairs in South-East England, where Moon was veiled by thin cloud up to a few minutes before totality when thicker cloud completely obscured the view.
The photo shown here, as the Moon was about to become completely immersed in the Earth’s shadow, was taken at 02.50 UT, using a Canon EOS 300D camera attached at prime focus to a Sky-Watcher 80mm f5 refractor. It was a one-second exposure at ISO 1600.
Conditions were clearly much better in other parts of the world and an especially fine webcast of the eclipse was provided by the “Friends of Astronomy” society in Argentina.
How was the eclipse for you? Do post a comment to let us know!
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