Total Lunar Eclipse
Taken by Mark A. Brown on January 20, 2019 @ Marion, Iowa
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Date Taken: 2019:01:21 19:42:23
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Dangerously cold temperatures and high thin clouds made viewing and imaging this eclipse very challenging. Thankfully winter storm Harper had moved on to the northeast, but clouds from the next winter storm began to trek into the area.

As the Moon entered Earths shadow, the temperature hovered around 3 degrees F. When the Moon exited the shadow, the temperature had dropped to -3 degrees F. A slight breeze created bitterly cold windchills in the minus teens.

High thin clouds before the eclipse scattered the Moons light blocking out even some of the brightest stars. But as Earths shadow dimmed the Moons light, the stars of Gemini, Orion, and Taurus began to make their gemmy appearance.

These images were captured through an 11-inch Celestron CPC and 80 mm refractor using a Canon 6D and Canon 60Da camera. I used ISO 100 and an exposure of 1/100sec at the start of partiality. Images during totality and at mid-eclipse were captured at ISO 400 with exposures ranging from 2 seconds to 4 seconds.
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