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Old 02-21-2008, 01:03 AM
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just went out and took these. i just caught the last quarter. I didnt have my camera on me earlier. I too need a zoom lens. I could probably take a few pictures with the 35mm slr that has a 75-200mm lens but im too lazy and i would have to get film developed. I took these with my 10.2 mp Nikon D40x. Really tiny from this distance



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There are some amazing pictures on Facebook that people took of the eclipse. The next one is supposed to occur on 10/20/10.
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Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
You know that redish shadow is the earth'* shadow.
That'* not quite accurate. The reddish glow is sunlight refracting through Earth'* thin atmosphere, and is red for the same reasons the setting sun is red, but the sky is blue. Blue light scatters more, red light wavelengths scatter less.

The Earth'* shadow has no color and no light. The umbra shadow is larger than the Moon, and while the Moon is in the umbra shadow the only significant light that can reach it is sunlight bending through Earth'* atmosphere.

Which is pretty cool.
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Took all of mine from inside because we had a -36 C Windchill and 20 km/h winds.
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As I was saying... photos that my brother took: 70-210mm f/4 lens, at 210mm, obviously.









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2000SilverBullet wrote:

You know that redish shadow is the earth'* shadow.


That'* not quite accurate. The reddish glow is sunlight refracting through Earth'* thin atmosphere, and is red for the same reasons the setting sun is red, but the sky is blue. Blue light scatters more, red light wavelengths scatter less.

The Earth'* shadow has no color and no light. The umbra shadow is larger than the Moon, and while the Moon is in the umbra shadow the only significant light that can reach it is sunlight bending through Earth'* atmosphere.

Which is pretty cool.
A good explanation of what I meant.
I've seen these similar events before many years ago. It was red then

There must be some serious pollution and ozone damage to give that reflected red glow to the moon...................better take warning.
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Thats what I'm talkin about! :o
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