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Postby atticus » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:19 am

I spent nearly two hours outside last night watching the lunar eclipse. Amazing!

This photo was taken at about 3.30 am, at the height of the eclipse, when the moon was glowing a soft red.
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Re: staring at the Moon

Postby shootist » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:30 am

Back in the first millennia that sort of thing must have scared the hell out of the general population.
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Re: staring at the Moon

Postby Millbrook2 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:15 am

shootist wrote:Back in the first millennia that sort of thing must have scared the hell out of the general population.


That's true. A missionary was captured by cannibals and told the chief he had magic powers so they could not kill him. He knew there was an eclipse the following day at 2.00pm and said

'I will prove it by making the sun go dark at 2.00pm tomorrow.'

The chief left him and went to speak with his council;

'Hey do you know what the white guy just said. Said he was going to make the sun go dark at the time of tomorrows eclipse.'
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Re: staring at the Moon

Postby 3.14 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:07 pm

This was my attempt but due to clouds not very crisp. https://www.facebook.com/JorgeSalgadoRe ... 3679636436

Another guy took this incredible shot in Chile. https://www.facebook.com/TheBeauyOfChil ... =3&theater
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Re: staring at the Moon

Postby atticus » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:44 pm

Great photos Jorge. Better definition than mine. What camera/lens did you use? Mine was with my Panasonic Lumix bridge camera, maximum zoom - 24x - and set to ISO 1600.

It's weird to think of you and I snapping at the same thing at the same time, a few thousand miles apart. I saw the Moon disappear from the top, but, because you live upside down, your photos show it happening from the bottom.
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Re: staring at the Moon

Postby 3.14 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:55 pm

Lots of people staring at the moon last night. I have another friend who was doing the same in the UK and another in the US.
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Re: staring at the Moon

Postby 3.14 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:26 pm

atticus wrote:Great photos Jorge. Better definition than mine. What camera/lens did you use? Mine was with my Panasonic Lumix bridge camera, maximum zoom - 24x - and set to ISO 1600.


I used a Canon EOS 7D Mark 1 with a Canon Ultrasonic zoom lens (EF 70-300MM 1:4-5.6 IS USM).
The settings were different for all the pictures as I was changing them as I took them due to the changing light levels.

The last picture was set at;

F-Stop: 5.6
Exposure: 1/10 sec.
ISO: 6400
Focal length: 300mm

I had no tripod available so I couldn't get very good pictures at all.
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Re: staring at the Moon

Postby 3.14 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:25 pm

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Re: staring at the Moon

Postby dls » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:02 am

I get little enough sleep anyway . .

I am trying to get my brain around how you can see the same sky from opposite ends of the earth.
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Re: staring at the Moon

Postby 3.14 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:47 pm

I don't think you can see it at the exact same time. You have to wait for the Earth to rotate.
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