Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse

I happened to wake up at 4am last night, so I went outside and saw the total eclipse of the moon. Amazingly enough, the sky was very clear and it was beautiful. I went back to bed around 5am, when the moon started peaking out of the Earth's shadow. That sliver of moon was amazingly bright.

I took some pictures that I'll play with when I have time. This picture, shot at ISO 6400, doesn't do the scene justice.

I drew a line along the three stars that make up Orion's belt, so you can use that to figure out what some of the other stars are.

The moon is over exposed, but if it hadn't been completely eclipsed, it would have washed out pretty much all the stars in this picture.

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