Lunar Eclipse - 28 Aug 2007

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Lunar Eclipse - 28 Aug 2007

Postby Killakoala on Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:11 pm

For those who like to take photos of the moon.

There will be a lunar eclipse on 28 Aug 2007 and will be visible in it's entirety from all of the east coast of Australia, and NZ.

Unlike a SOLAR ECLIPSE where the moon blocks out the sun when viewed from Earth, during a LUNAR ECLIPSE the Earth blocks out the sun when viewed from the moon. What we see on Earth is the shadow of the Earth cross the moon as it moves in it's orbit. At totality, the moon turns red due to light from the sun refracting through the Earth's atmosphere, the same as the red sky of a sunrise or sunset.

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Postby Alpha_7 on Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:43 pm

Thanks for the heads up.
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Postby DavidR on Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:23 am

looks like i better invest in a teleconverter before then!!! cant wait :o
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Postby Manta on Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:13 am

Thanks Steve. I was discussing this with a few mates the other day. Should be an interesting photographic experience.
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Postby christiand on Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:24 am

Thanks a lot for the information Steve.

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Postby michael_ on Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:55 am

anyone interested in a sydney meet for something like this?
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Postby Big Red on Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:21 am

so around 7.45 pm to 9.30 pm for Brisbanites. 8)
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Postby Big V on Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:34 pm

I will be photographing this through my telescope from my observatory, lets hope the clouds stay away.. Adelaide people will be more than welcome and I have a spare scope with a tracking mount for use by others..
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