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Cougars 2 go
10-27-2004, 09:32 PM
I tried getting the lunar eclipse when it started but I am still learning my camera. I definitely found out there are some things that I have to look up in the user's manual that were annoying me. Here is a pic though, just looks like a normal moon, oh well (note there is a car at the bottom):

Ifixyawata
10-27-2004, 11:22 PM
Didn't you happen to see the moon getting obscured by the earth's shadow? I watche the whoel thing outside of work.

MDJ1281
10-27-2004, 11:37 PM
Didn't you happen to see the moon getting obscured by the earth's shadow? I watche the whoel thing outside of work.

It's not the Earth's shadow... Earth's shadow causes the phases of the moon, other planets shadows cause the eclipse. :sawzall:

Ifixyawata
10-27-2004, 11:58 PM
Nope. Earth is coming between the moon and the sun.

Bird351
10-28-2004, 12:03 AM
It's not the Earth's shadow... Earth's shadow causes the phases of the moon, other planets shadows cause the eclipse. :sawzall:

Source: http://space.com/spacewatch/eclipse_041027.html


What's going on

Lunar eclipses occur when Earth's shadow prevents sunlight from reflecting off the Moon. They can only occur during full Moon, and only on the relatively rare occasions when the Moon's orbit carries it into the same plane of space as Earth's path around the Sun.

http://www.space.com/images/lunar_eclipse_diagram_030425_03.gif

Nate
10-28-2004, 12:35 AM
i took a few pix, but i gotta get em developed. used a film SLR, cauz my digital tho it dosnt suck, has nothing on the 250mm lense i used on the slr :p

Ifixyawata
10-28-2004, 12:39 AM
Regular cameras = teh sux0r when it comes to sky photography.

jkirchman
10-28-2004, 09:51 AM
I watched it with my telescope. I love that kind of stuff.

TrickFlow347
10-28-2004, 09:55 AM
I forgot to look for it.....Oh well, it was too cloudy n e ways

oldraven
10-28-2004, 12:27 PM
It's not the Earth's shadow... Earth's shadow causes the phases of the moon, other planets shadows cause the eclipse. :sawzall:

As someone else stated, it is the Earth's shadow. The phases of the moon, however, are caused by the moon's own shadow, and Earth's relation to it. And, of course, the moon's shadow causes the solar eclipse.

It was awesome, I saw the whole thing. Can't wait for the next time. ;)