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Lunar Eclipse 16th of June by CapturingTheNight Lunar Eclipse 16th of June by CapturingTheNight
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Total Lunar Eclipse 16/06/2011
(I just noticed that the date and time is wrong on the exif data. It was taken on the 16th of June(Australian time) at about 6:30 am).

Australia was pretty well placed for this eclipse. The weather was perfect, so I got up about an hour before it all started to setup the telescope and various cameras.

This picture was taken during the darkest part of the eclipse, when the moon passed almost directly through the centre of the Earths shadow. The colour is caused by all the sunrises and sunsets on Earth reflecting off the moon (Edit: ok, I was in a bit of a rush to post this, so i'll phrase this part better now- The red coloring arises because sunlight reaching the Moon must pass through a long and dense layer of the Earth’s atmosphere, where it is scattered. Shorter wavelengths are more likely to be scattered by the air molecules and the small particles, and so by the time the light has passed through the atmosphere, the longer wavelengths dominate. This resulting light we perceive as red. This is the same effect that causes sunsets and sunrises to turn the sky a reddish color; an alternative way of considering the problem is to realize that, as viewed from the Moon, the Sun would appear to be setting (or rising) behind the Earth.

Canon EOS 1000D
10 inch (25cm) F/4 Newtonian Reflector Telescope
Baader Coma Corrector
NEQ6 Pro Goto Mount set on Lunar Tracking
ISO 100
Exposure Length 13 seconds

My other photos from the same eclipse


Note (23/06/2011): The support for this photo has been overwhelming. I'm truly humbled that so many people have found enjoyment in it. If you comment on this photo (or any of my other photos for that matter), I will reply, but please understand that I just can not get around to thanking you all for the favs. I would never get off this computer to take other photos. Please consider this one big THANK YOU!!!
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:iconoriontrail:
oriontrail Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   Photographer
So cool to see stars brighter than Moon!
I took some photos of the same eclipse, but with only 200mm lens.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah a really dark lunar eclipse is certainly a great sight :D Thank you.
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diskfire Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
A beautiful picture. Great job!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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:iconmainecoonlena:
MainecoonLena Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cccccoooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllll
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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CCOOKIES Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Photographer
dude this is awesome..
hey i wanna ask you a question..
what kind of lens you used for moon shooting?
thanks before
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D For my moon shots I use the equipment detailed in the descriptions above. My camera directly couples to the telescope (the telescope is the lens) which has an effective focal length of 1000mm. The other key to my moon shots is the computerised mount that the telescope runs on which can track the moon as the earth rotates and it rotates around us. This means I can do longer shutter speed shots at low ISO's without the moon blurring. You can see a picture of my telescope setup here [link]
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LaJuno Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
i love this :) ...how did you get it so... big? x)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D I use a telescope that has a 1000mm focal length
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LaJuno Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Okey, thankyou :) I have to get one when I get rich... xD
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GeminiArtNStock Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Digital Artist
stunning work Greg
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much Andrew :D
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GeminiArtNStock Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Digital Artist
you're welcome Greg
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Peascheese Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow... such an awesome photo...
that ecplipse was on my birthday?! how did I not know! :L
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D The next Lunar Eclipse is on 10th of December. Look at this link to see if it will be visable for your area of the world [link]
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Excellent
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D I'm glad you like it.
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fred-loves-pie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
wow! great photo!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D I'm glad you like it.
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LadyIolet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I absolutely love this one. The detail is amazing - great job!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for that lovely feedback :D I'm glad you like it.
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:iconladyiolet:
LadyIolet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
you're welcome! :)
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lauricedeephd Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
What a beautiful, sharp shot of our beloved La Luna in her totality! Great job on this one!

:+fav: :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for that lovely feedback on my photo :D I'm glad you like it.
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AlaskaGrl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very, very lovely capture! Gorgeous work!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D I'm glad you like it.
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AlaskaGrl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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Gem-of-cali Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is much better than the lunar eclipse I took pictures of.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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Gem-of-cali Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome. :hug:
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Featured here: [link]

Thanks for being part of the :iconphotographyuniverse:
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the great feature. :D Really appreciated.
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bp2007 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
You are welcome. :)
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:iconjade-pandora:
jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Blood on the moon <3
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thanks
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CamelliaRaspberry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Gorgeous, and thanks for the color explanation =)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure :D Thank you very much.
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Pippy1994 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you know what annoys me? is that my area didn't get much of the eclipse. and i have a shitty camera T_T
but this is beautiful, to actually know how it turned out <3
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it. Thanks :D The next eclipse in December is perfectly placed for Australia [link] It should be directly overhead when it happens. Hopefully you get a better look at that one.
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Pippy1994 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
excellent, i'll be sure to be prepared for this one :3
hopefully get some good shots or some inspiration atleast XD
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GradyArt Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very clear, crisp shot--This is absolutely beautiful!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it Jim :D Thanks
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phantom312 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
if i was goku my family would be fucked right now lol
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
???
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DanielleLily Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!! amazing
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like it. Thank you :D
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DanielleLily Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're mostly welcome :hug:
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alekko7 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Oh wowzers!! .^^ This looks so awesome!! :D
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the nice feedback :D I'm glad you like it.
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