Lunar Eclipse

The Lunar eclipse of 23rd March 2016.

I had no high expectations of this event. It was a penumbral eclipse, meaning that the Moon passed through the peripheral (penumbral) part of the Earth’s shadow but not through the main shadow (penumbra).

My image was taken very close to the maximum eclipse, at 10.42 pm, with my hand held Canon 60d, 600mm lens, 1/400th sec, f/6.3, ISO 100. It shows that even a penumbral eclipse can be caught on camera.

 

lunar_eclipse_chart_close-2016mar23
Diagram courtesy of Wikipedia 

 


Moon image © R.Powell


 

 

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