March 4, 2007

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Flash! Tonight's Eclipse!

image by Anthony Ayiomamitis , Athens, Greece

Four minutes before the end of totality, Anthony captured the March 3 (March 4 in Greece) eclipsed Moon. Because totality was nearly ending, and the Moon passed through the northern half of the Earth’s umbra, the northern edge of the Moon was brighter than the southern part that passed closer to the center of the shadow. Anthony points out that the eclipse was so dark that he needed a 13 sec exposure at ISO 400 to capture lunar detail. It will be interesting to see how visual observers rank it on the Danjon eclipse brightness scale. Thanks for the very fresh astro-news, Anthony!

Chuck Wood

Technical Details:
March 4, 2007, 01:53:09 UT+2. AP 160 f/7.5 StarFire EDF + AP 1200GTO GEM + Canon EOS 300d. Exposure 13 sec @ISO 400.

Related Links:
More eclipse information from Anthony
The March 3, 2007 Eclipse circumstances

Yesterday's LPOD: A New View of the Limb

Tomorrow's LPOD: Ring Eclipse


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