Lunar Eclipse Progression
About this Object:
Lunar Eclipses occur when the moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. In North America, the eclipse was visible in its entirety on December 21, 2010, from 12:27 a.m. to 6:06 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Predictions suggested that the total eclipse may appear unusually orange or red, as a result of the eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia on October 26.
About this Photo:
Composite of 10 individual exposures taken from midnight to 5:00 AM. This was a very difficult shoot because the clouds rolled in just as the eclipse began. These shots are taken through breaks in the clouds.
Date(s): December 21, 2010
Location: From my driveway in Georgetown, Texas
Telescope: Orion ED80 @ F7.5
Camera: Canon 40D Modified
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 3.75 Camera Control
Processing: Canon Digital Photo Professional
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS3; Noel Carboni's Tools;
Temperature(s): 55º F