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Lunar Eclipse over Victoria

Lunar Eclipse over Victoria

August 28, 2007, Victoria, BC, Canada

The progression of the lunar eclipse from the partial phase (left-most image) to totality (central image), and back to a partial phase (right-most image) is shown in this composite image. Note the small fully eclipsed Moon between the 3rd and 4th composite images. This is part of the background image.

I was amazed at the difference of the colour of the totally-eclipsed Moon this time as compared with the Lunar Eclipse of Oct 27, 2004. This eclipsed Moon was more of a sooty red, whereas the 2004 version was a much brighter and richer red. The digital photos of this event show more enriched colours than we observed with our eyes.

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Location: Mt. Tolmie, Victoria, BC
Equipment: Canon 30D dSLR, 400mm f/5.6L telephoto lens operating at f/6.3, Manfrotto 055 tripod & 141RC head (no tracking)
Exposures varied from 1/4000 sec at ISO 800 to 1/5 sec at ISO 1600
Processing: RAW to TIF conversion by ACDSee Pro 2 Beta, Corel PhotoPaint X3 used to crop each composite image and compose the background image. Moderate increase in saturation, otherwise no further processing done.