Vampire Moon

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So tonight Australia enjoyed a total lunar eclipse. The last time I saw one of these was in 2000. This time I had a better camera, but still not as good as I would like for this sort of thing. And, I left my tripod at home, so I had the camera sat on top of a wheelie bin. doh!

The moon on its way to being eclipsed
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The moon mostly eclipsed
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Very close now
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Quite dark, harder to focus, and quite red
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The lower edge is brightening up now
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Sunlight returns
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Half way back
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Mostly back
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Unfortunately at this point I needed to change batteries, only to find that my spare battery was also completely flat.. mega doh! So now I'm without camera for the rest of my time here. Will have to steal Stu's methinks.

2 Comments

Yvonne said:

I got a whole lot, I had a picnic in the rail corridor in the tall grass, coffee, timtams and cheese snacks. A great night. Will upload on photobucket

August 29, 2007 12:17 AM

   

Fleeced said:

I was thinking the last one I saw was around 8 years ago... though this one was at a very convenient time for sydneysiders.

August 29, 2007 8:35 AM

   

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