October 20, 2013
image by Mike McCabe
The most subtle of all the types of eclipses, ideal conditions are necessary to be able to see penumbral eclipses. Tonight was one of those nights. I got out there shortly after 7:00 pm EDT, nearly two hours into the roughly four hour event. The southern highlands of the Moon were clearly immersed in a shadow, easily discernible through binoculars. At some points this was even evident by naked eye. I took photos of the Moon every 5 minutes from 7:15pm to 8:30pm, while gazing at the spectacle through binos in between shots. All of the images were taken though a 4.5" reflector with a Kodak Z885 point and shoot camera.
All exposures - F2.8, ISO200, 1/1000 sec. Mosaic assembled in GIMP.
Yesterday's LPOD: A Touch of Reality
Tomorrow's LPOD: Familiar Terrain Seen a Little Differently