SWF3-51 The Lunar Eclipse

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A few weeks ago, on a night when the mercury was rapidly heading to the ice forming numbers, we were blessed with a partial lunar eclipse. We are a bit too south to see the full effect, but it was still pretty cool. By the time the full moon had reduced itself to a sliver, there wasn’t enough light for my little point and shoot camera, so I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t get that. The eclipse lasted for about an hour, and I have to admit to being thankful when it was over – I was starting to lose feeling in my fingers.  But I am thankful for these shots. None of them have been re-touched at all, They are exactly how they came off my camera. (The first has been cropped).

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11 responses to “SWF3-51 The Lunar Eclipse

  1. That is so incredible!!! Hope your fingers have thawed out, after your dedication to us!!!

  2. Great photos! Especially since you were only using a point and shoot and were freezing cold! 🙂

  3. These are great shots.

  4. Not bad for a p&s and definitely agree about freezing your fingers off. I had the SLR on the tripod and was popping out every 10 to 15 mins to readjust the camera angle and take another shot.

  5. Love that last one – hope it wasn’t as cold out there as it was in West Oz!!!

  6. These are really, really wonderful shots. Thanks!

  7. Beautiful moon and photos! Happy skywatching!

  8. thanks for sharing this with us, hopefully your fingers are fine by now! these are incredible set of photos 🙂

  9. Further proof that it’s the photographer and not the camera that takes a good photo. I’ll add my wishes to those who hope you’ve thawed out, and reinforce that it was worth it for this.

  10. I’m impressed! These are wonderful shots.

  11. GT: I do love the reflection on the lake.

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