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Observation by Alan C Tough: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Alan C Tough

Observer

Alan C Tough

Observed

2020 Jan 10 - 19:41

Uploaded

2020 Jan 13 - 22:03

Objects

The Moon
Eclipse

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

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

Location

Elgin, Moray, Scotland, UK

Target name

Moon

Title

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

About this image

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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