|Lunar Eclipse Photos
(28 Oct 2004 at 00:16)
| Tonight there was a total lunar eclipse (when the earth's shadow completely covers the moon), visible in most of North America. Actually, the eclipse is still going on now, although I am unable to conveniently capture it from my window any more. Here is a nice montage of photographs I took from 22:18 to 23:45 EST. The ghostly image in the first photo is actually lens flare, but it is too dramatic for me to leave it out. ;)
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|What sort of camera do you have? I don't really know how to get detail this good for the moon...
|I have a Canon D60. I used a fairly nice macro lens for this (100mm F/2.8), although it's really not the right lens for the job -- something with a longer focal length, even sacrificing aperture, would be cheaper and do better. But I don't have such a lens.
|Great photos! It is kind of eerie how that lens flare almost seems like a weird mirror image...
|Well, it is a mirror image in a very real sense! In some other pictures you can actually pick out the detail of the moon.
|Yes, almost like a mirror image...
|I love this photo!