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Observation by Alan C Tough: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Alan C Tough


Alan C Tough


2020 Jan 10 - 19:41


2020 Jan 13 - 22:03


The Moon

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR
  • Sigma EX DG 150-500 mm lens
  • Manfrotto tripod

1/40 sec @ f/7.1, ISO-1250


Elgin, Moray, Scotland, UK

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Fast-moving cloud meant it was pointless me setting up a telescope for this event!

This photo was taken only half an hour after the time of greatest eclipse, but, to the naked eye, you couldn't really tell there was anything different about the Moon. Here, though, there is evidence of a very slight darkening of the lunar disc around the 5 o'clock position.

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