Dec 14, 2011

Lunar Eclipse

As some of you may (or may not) know, there was a total lunar eclipse 4 days ago, on December 10th. It was in the southern hemisphere, so it wouldn't have been visible to those of you in the US :)
I didn't stay up to watch it all :P
But I got a few neat photos!

8:18pm, 12/10/11, ISO 80, f/2.8, 30.0 sec
 The moon was super bright, as you can see. Well, I took that photo on a long shutter speed, so it wasn't quite that bright. But it was bright, believe me!

8:20pm, 12/10/11, ISO 80, f/3.2, 30.0 sec
 AMAZING stars!
8:28pm, 12/10/11, ISO 80, f/4.4, 1/800 sec
 See, the above photo was taken with a 1/800 sec shutter speed. That's FAST! If you tried to take a photo in normal daylight with that shutter speed, the photo would be super dark.
8:29pm, 12/10/11, ISO 80, f/4.4, 1/500 sec

 Around an hour later:
9:23pm, 12/10/11, ISO 80, f/4.4, 1/80 sec
Oooh....the eclipse has started....:)
9:24pm, 12/10/11, ISO 80, f/4.4, 1/125 sec
9:25pm, 12/10/11, ISO 80, f/4.0, 1/6 sec
The above photo is pretty awful, but if you look closely, (or click on the photo to make it bigger!) you can see the whole outline of the moon. Amazing, hm?! I took the photo on a slower shutter speed so you can see the whole outline, but the "lit" part of the moon is very bright. 

I had fun :)
Taking photos at night is a challenge, (I NEED A TRIPOD!) but it can be very rewarding.

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  1. I totally missed the lunar eclipse!
    I thought it was going to be the next evening when it was that evening haha.

    Great shots! thank you for sharing!

  2. Wow! Amazing photos Elise!!