Total Lunar Eclipse
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9:34 PM: The full moon four hours before the eclipse.
1:52 AM: First contact: The eastern limb of the Moon began to enter the umbra of the Earth's shadow.
2:22 AM: Midway through the partial phase of the eclipse.
2:50 AM: The Moon was nearly entirely within the umbra.
3:00 AM: Total eclipse. The eastern limb of the Moon was much deeper in the shadow of the Earth than the western limb.
3:37 AM: Midpoint of the eclipse. This exposure is 9,600 time longer than the full Moon exposure above.
4:10 AM: The eastern edge of the Moon bagan to brighten as it neared the edge of the Earth's shadow, but the marine layer rolled in and obscured the rest of the eclipse.
Composite of the Moon moving through the shadow of the Earth with later images on top.
Composite of the Moon moving through the shadow of the Earth with later images underneath.
Time lapse movie of the eclipse. The Moon slides into the shadow of the Earth on the morning of August 28, 2007. Clouds obscured the later stages of the eclipse. The frames were taken at one-minute intervals from 1:44 AM to 4:00 AM PDT. The speed of the action is increased by 900x.
Composite of photos taken at four minute intervals.
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Here is a collection of Moon photos and animations, including the total lunar eclipse that occurred on OIctober 27, 2004.
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A dozen photographs of the Moon illustrating its changing face as it revolves around the Earth. Two photos were exposed to reveal the dark side of the Moon illuminated by sunlight reflected from the Earth. A multiple-exposure of the totally eclipsed Moon taken on October 27, 2004 shows the Moon moving through the shadow of the Earth. A second multiple exposure shows a total lunar eclipse on August 28, 2007. Exposures were made every four minutes as the Earth's rotation carried the Moon across the filed of view.Put a copy of the Phases of the Moon: 2017 Calendar in your Lulu.com shopping cart for $14.95.
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