Full Harvest Perigee Moon Total Eclipse
Taken by Giuseppe Petricca on September 28, 2015 @ Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
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Date Taken: 2015:10:01 19:08:22
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Finally Ive managed to elaborate, after almost a week, my personal shot of the totality of the Lunar Total Eclipse.

This picture was taken just minutes before a compact layer of low clouds covered our satellite, and so it was impossibile to follow the egress of the Moon from Earths shadow.

The Eclipse was truly dark, probably a 2 on the Danjon Scale, and there are some theories regarding why this happened: the first one says that since the Moon was near the Perigee of its orbit, it plunged deeper into the shadow of our planet; the second one states that the upper atmosphere is still a bit clouded by the ashes of the Calbuco volcano eruption, that happened around five months ago.

However it is, it was truly a wonder of nature!
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Beautiful imaging Giusseppi!

Ive photographed all four last eclipses using only a Sony NEX5 carefully aimed into a 32mm plossl eyepiece on my Celestron Cassegrain 5, and 10 Dobsonian, with great results. I posted all three first eclipse images here in Spaceweather, but have not with this last event Sunday Sept 27 2015. Clear skies but high winds compromised most of my images, I might post one.

Could we ask you what camera and telescopic optics you used?

Thanks for posting,

Mark Seibold, Artist-Astronomer, Portland/Sandy Oregon
Posted by markseibold 2015-10-04 03:01:18
I apologize for the typo-mispell of your name, Giuseppe.
Posted by markseibold 2015-10-04 03:03:27
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