Lunar Eclipse Gallery
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Summary: The full moon glided through Earth's shadow on Nov 8/9, 2003, and turned a delightful shade of deep red. Get the full story from Science@NASA.

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  Photographer, Location, Date Larger images Comments

Alfredo Garcia, Jr.,
Tucson, AZ (20 miles SE)
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All images taken 8 Nov 03 near sunset. Photo details: Sony Mavica MVC FD-90 digital camera set at autoexposure.

Sander Klieverik,
the Netherlands.
Nov. 09
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I made these high resolution picture with a Meade LX10 8' telescope and a digital web camera. When you look at this picture, you are looking at a large mozaiek picture of about 200 seperate .bmp files!

Carol Lakomiak,
Tomahawk WI, USA 45N//89W
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Unseasonably cold [9] but well worth it.. cloudless skies for a change, too. Nikon Coolpix 4300; 90mm ETX; 32mm ep [39x].

Lauri Kangas,
Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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What a beautiful evening this has been. It was great to share this event with friends and neighbours; it was cold at -7C, but the air was calm and the skies were perfectly clear. It was really cool to see the Milky Way and the reddish diminished full moon at the same time! These images were taken with a Coolpix 995 digital camera and a TeleVue TV-101 refractor.

Peg Staudenmaier,
Two Rivers, WI
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Self-portrait at totality on Lake Michigan in Two Rivers, WI., and close-up at 18:31. The 19-degree temp was worth seeing the stars appear as the eclipse progressed! It was a beautifully clear night.

Robert McCoig,

"This is the first lunar eclipse I have photograghed.I took a picture every few minutes and then cut and pasted the images onto a single page." Photo Details:Vivitar digital camera coupled to 10 inch Atlas Reflector with 25mm eyepiece. Afocal type

Ted Allen,
Burnaby B.C. Canada

Taken with a Nikon Coopix 4500 Digital camera (controlled by computer using the force and Hocus- focus programs) with Williams 28mm eyepice adaptor through a Celestar 8.

Yuichi Takasaka,
Nass River at McKay Bridge, British Columbia, Canada
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Totality was already finished by the time the moon came up above mountains. First image was recorded at 17:42, then 18:01, 18:26, 18:50, and 19:16 for Full Moon. I put them together with Photoshop. Pentax *istD digital camera with 300mm lens.

Bob Sandy and Carmen Lang,
Roanoke County, Virginia.
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The images were taken with a C8, and a Nikon 5400 digital camera. I have never seen so many colors in an eclipse before.

Philippe Mollet,
MIRA Public Observatory, Grimbergen, Belgium (near Brussels)
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Clouds the whole day, but they left three hours before the eclipse began. Splendid night, lots of visitors at the Observatory, and a brilliant and colourful eclipse.

John Dobrzanski,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Photo at max zoom, under and beside a street light to avoid the other street lights. Photo taken with a Canon A70 digital, f4.5 and 10 second exposure

Nojum Webcasting Team,
Tehran, Iran
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May 9th Lunar Eclipse in Tehran

Jeff Stevens,
Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA

While taking pictures of the eclipsed moon, I momentarily turned my camera north to the Pleiades. The over exposed partially eclipsed moon is visible on the right. The star to the upper left corner is SAO 75871 a red K2II-III Star. Its Spectral color is clearly visible. The photo was taken with an Olympus C-4040 digital camera, 4s exposure.

Wade B Clark Jr,
Near Lyman, Washington, USA

This photo was taken with an Olympus C-730 Ultra Zoom set at iso 400, handheld to the 26mm plossil eyepiece put on the StarMaster 10" F/6 dobsonian telescope. The atmosphere was not very steady, and the exposures were a little too long for handholding the camera, so the lunar detail is not the best. This was my first time trying a lunar eclipse, so it was definitely a learning experience.

More: from James Willinghan of Elkridge, Maryland, USA; from Sharon Holli of Cicero, NY, USA;