Jan. 9, 2001 Lunar Eclipse Gallery
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Summary: On Tuesday, January 9, 2001, the full Moon glided through's Earth shadow during the year's first and only total lunar eclipse. The total phase was visible from Africa, Europe, Asia and northern regions of Alaska. Sky watchers in eastern parts of North and South America saw a partial eclipse. [more information]

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  Photographer, Location Larger images Comments

Jeff Boyne, La Crosse, WI #1, #2, #3 J. Boyne: "I work for the National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin and I was able to take a few pictures of the tail end of the January 9, 2001 lunar eclipse. Both the sunset and the moonrise occurred at 447 PM CST."

Chuck Wilcox, Boston, MA #1, #2 C. Wilcox: "I photographed the eclipse from Boston. The moon rose behind the new suspension bridge being constructed over the Charles River, just as the partial phase was ending, at about 4:50 pm EST." Photo details: Fujichrome MS professional film pushed to ISO 800; Nikon N90S camera with Nikkor zoom lens set at 200mm.

Schindler Leung, Hong Kong #1 Schindler Leung (Space Observers Hong Kong) captured this lovely photo at 12:24 UT using a Nikon Coolpix 950 and a Vixen 4" refracting telescope. The star in the photo is Delta Gemini.

Wah!, Hong Kong #1, #2 The photographer captured this wide angle view of the eclipse over Hong Kong using a 28mm lens at F/4. The close-up photo was obtained using Wah!'s homemake 4.5 inch reflecting telescope.

Peter Paice, Belfast, Northern Ireland #1 P. Paice captured this image at 21.45 UT using a modified Mamiya 600mm telephoto lens coupled to a 10mm. eyepiece and afocally coupled to a Olympus 2020 digital camera.

Scater Choi, Hong Kong #1, #2, #3 Photo details: Nikon F70d with F11 and 160mm at HK Time 4:53am. Exposure times 0.5 - 3 secs.

Canon Lau, Hong Kong #1, see also animations: MPG, RealPlayer Members of the Hong Kong Astronomical Society created these animations using images captured using a Takahashi FS-128 telescope and a Nikon Coolpix 990 camera.

Michel Benvenuto, Nice, France #1, #2 Photo details: #1: 115mm at F/D 4, in 4s on Fujicolor Press 800; #2 150mm at F/D 4, in 4s on Fujicolor Press 800.

Giacomo Venturin, Italy #1 G. Venturin captured this image of the eclipsed Moon from Italy at 20.02 UT. Photo details: 30 sec. Fuji NPH400 refractor APO 130 mm f/9.5.

Tunc Tezel, Ankara, Turkey #1, #2 T. Tezel took this picture of the ruddy eclipsed moon surrounded by the stars of the constellation Gemini using a 50 mm lens at f/2.8 and a 15-second exposure. A second beautiful picture shows the Moon at mid-eclipse through a a Celestron Ultima 9.25" telescope.

Bartek Okonek, Leszno, Poland #1 B. Okonek captured this black and white image of the partially eclipsed Moon by simply pointing a video camera through the finderscope of his telescope.

Kurt-Peter Zirn, Wendlingen, Germany #1 K-P Zirn: "The eclipse begins in the upper left corner and ends on the lower right side. The center picture which shows the moon during totality was enlarged for only for artistic reasons. The pictures were taken on medium format slide film with my custom built 12" Maksutov and a focal reducer. The camera was a Pentax 67II, various exposure times: 1/30 to 32 seconds, film: Fuji RDP II."

Mark Vornhusen, Eggenfelden, Bavaria #1, more This wide angle photo of the red Moon with Gemini and orion in the background is just one of many eclipse photos from Vornhusen. [more]

Ulrich Rieth, Mainz, Germany #1, #2, #3, more U. Rieth captured these photos using a Canon FT SLR camera and a 12 inch Meade LX200 telescope at a focal length of 1890mm (which corresponds to an f-stop of 6.3). The film was Kodak Elite Chrome 200ASA color slide. Exposure times: 1/30 sec to 5 sec.

Mike Papadimitriou, Thessaloniki, Greece #1, #2, #3 Mike Papadimitriou, an 18-year old physics student, captured these images from his home near the Aristotelio Univercity of Thessaloniki. [more information]

Rudolf Novak, Brno, Czech Republic #1, #2, #3 R. Novak (Nicholas Copernicus Observatory and Planetarium) used a Olympus Camedia 2020-Z digital camera to capture these images of the eclipse.

João G. F. Porto, S. Miguel island, Azores #1 J. Porto captured this image just before the onset of the total eclipse using an ETX 90/EC telescope with a Pentax K-1000 camera and Fuji 800 ISO superia film.

Cuman Carlo, Giuliano & Michele Edoni, Gianpaolo Salvato, Lonigo (Vicenza), Italy #1 Photo details: A.P. 155edfs f/7, Kodak Supra 400, 5s exposure, 19.50 UT

Bengt Rosengren, Lund Observatory, Sweden #1 B. Rosengren: "In my part of Sweden the weather was suitable for coverage of the entire eclipse. I combined all our photos to create this image."

Val and Andrew White, Culcheth, Warrington, UK #1, #2 A. White: "The single image was taken with a Canon Digital Ixus (Elph) through the eyepiece of a Celestron C5+ telescope. The composite is made from screen shots of a video taken during the eclipse. High cirrus clouds made the eclipsed moon appeared very dark, almost grey. "

Dave Fuller, Midlands, England #1 Photo details: captured at 20:20 UT with a Helios Evostar-150 6" f8 Refractor on Fuji 400 ASA slide film; exposure time was 15 seconds.

Radek Sevcik, Hustopece, Czech Republic #1, #2, #3 R. Sevcik: "No. 1 - The Moon over our wine cellar, No. 2 - The Moon and clouds No. 3 - The End of Total Eclipse I used a PowerShot S20 Canon digital camera to capture this images of eclipse."

Wong Pak Kin, Hong Kong #1 Photo details: Camera: Nikon CoolPix 990 Exposure: 4sec F/4

John Molders, The Netherlands, Apeldoorn #1 Photo details: Olympus OM-1camera with F/10 and 540mm telelens. The film was FujiColor superia X-Tra 400 ASA. Exposure time: 14 sec.

Rijk-Jan Koppejan, Middelburg, Holland #1, #2, #3 R. Koppejan: "Dozens of people visited our Public Observatory: 'Philippus Lansbergen' in Middelburg, Holland where we took these pictures."

René van den Berg, Nijmegen, Netherlands #1 R. van den Berg captured this image about 18 min. before total eclipse. using a Sony DCR-TRV320E camera. zoom 100x (digital).

John Cowie, Aberdeen, Scotland #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 J. Cowie: "These were taken by a Sony TRV-900 video camera in still mode onto its floppy disc adaptor. Exposure was just set to get a good picture (it's video after all so you can see the results)."

Yuval Yelin, Givaatiim, Israel #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10 Y. Yelin: "The Israeli Astronomical Association broadcast the eclipse live on the Internet. Unfortunately the weather was mostly cloudy. The pictures were taken through a Meade ETX-70 telescope at f/5. We used an astronomical video camera."

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