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Uploaded 28-Sep-15
Taken 27-Sep-15
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Dimensions1202 x 1300
Original file size502 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUnknown
Date taken27-Sep-15 20:11
Date modified28-Sep-15 06:25
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length420 mm
Focal length (35mm)630 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure2s at f/9
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Leaving Totality September 27th 2015

Leaving Totality September 27th 2015

It was a perfect setting for what was billed as the blood red Super Moon lunar eclipse. On a parking lot at the HIA/DAO a crowd had gathered to witness the spectacle.

Everyone was speculating where on the horizon line it would first appear. I think Chuck Filtness spotted it first, a thin sliver of light straining to be seen in the still bright sky. As totality progressed the Moon disappeared until darkness came revealing a beautiful orange globe.

As I captured frames I noticed the appearance of stars close to the Moon. In fact I was able to watch a star emerge from the lunar limb.

This image was captured approximately 12 minutes before totality ended, when the Moon leaves the umbra, the darkest part of the shadow. As totality ended the lower limb brightened, a beautiful contrast to the still reddy orange Moon.

Camera: Nikon D7000
Optics: Nikkor 300mm/4 AFS with Nikon 1.4x teleconvertor
Tracking: Astrotrac
Sensor ISO: 800
Exposure: 2 seconds at f/9