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Moon Rise...

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Moon Rise...
« on: December 21, 2010, 08:07:02 AM »
Taken from the Terlingua Ranch area..

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In case you didn't get to see it. Shot from our patio on December 21 at 1:50 am.
 
A very orange moon, Orion at the bottom, Aldebran is the bright star to the right of Orion and the moon, Procyon in Canus Minor is to the left of Orion and the moon, and Castor and Pollux are the pair upper left of the moon.

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Re: Moon Rise...
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 09:57:19 AM »
Taken from my casa in Dallas, where the high clouds occasionally parted long enough for some photos. The wide shot was taken with my G9 (15 second exposure) and shows Orion, Taurus and the moon during totality. The close-up was taken with my Rebel SLR and a 300mm lens (4 second exposure). Neither photo has been digitally processed aside from the computer reducing the image size and compressing it into a JPG. This photo was taken near the end of totality.

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Re: Moon Rise...
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 09:58:28 AM »
Here's one I took:


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Re: Moon Rise...
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 05:06:01 PM »
Here's one I took...... What you don't see anything? Oh! that's right, in Tomball there was nothing but clouds   :eusa_doh:

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Re: Moon Rise...
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 10:09:26 PM »
Here's one I took...... What you don't see anything? Oh! that's right, in Tomball there was nothing but clouds   :eusa_doh:

It didn't penetrate the inside of my eyelids either!   :rolling:

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Re: Moon Rise...
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 10:19:51 PM »
One more ...



And here's the first one, post-processing:



Next total lunar eclipse for North American audiences is in 2014. The wait for a North American total solar eclipse ends in August 2017, coinciding with a hiking trip to the Tetons, Sawtooths, or another mountain range in its narrow path.
Jeff Blaylock
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Re: Moon Rise...
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 07:12:22 AM »

Here's a time lapse video of the event:



And for everything you always wanted to know about the moon, try this experience:

https://mcdonaldobservatory.org/visitors/programs/LVP.html

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