Moon Eclipse July 2018

 

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We were not at home on the 27th for the Eclipse of the Moon, but at a grill party in Widnau in the upper Rhein Valley.

The moon took a while to appear as we were behind a range of mountains, but we did have very little foreign light.

The following is a series of photos I took, but as my maximum zoom is only 140, I had to crop quite a bit to get the pictures as they are now.

Due to the low light level of the fully eclipsed moon, I also had difficulty focussing with the first few photos, but I have retained them for the continuity.

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The moon was already almost in total eclipse when we first saw it rising above the mountains. This was at 22.07 EeropeanCentralTime.

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A close up at the same time.

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Taken at 22:39

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Here at 22:42 Mars became visible above the range.

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Taken at the same time

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Taken at 22:52

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22:53

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Here at 22:57 the first light of the sun is appearing on the left hand side of the moon.

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23:02

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23:05

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23:08

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23:12

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23:14

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23:15

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23:17

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23:20

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23:27

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23:35  The sunlit side of the moon was getting so bright that I changed the exposure to apply to the bright side.

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This then shows the detail on the bright side, but the shadowed side is black. Taken at 23:43

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23:46

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23:52

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00:03

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00:05

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00:19

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00:24

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00:26  At this stage we decided to head for home.

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