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December 21, 2010 • News

Did You Catch Last Night’s Lunar Eclipse?

Last night Kevin and I watched the lunar eclipse. It was cold but clear outside as we watched the earth’s shadow pass over the moon, and I was able to snap a few photos with my Canon G11. I didn’t have a special lens attachment, I wasn’t using a tripod, these aren’t going to win any awards, and I sure wish that I had planned ahead and got a camera mount for our telescope … but even so, we had a lot of fun watching our fully moonlit yard go dramatically black.

How about you? Did you catch the eclipse? Were you able to take any pictures?

One Response to " Did You Catch Last Night’s Lunar Eclipse? "

  1. JohnKes says:

    Yes, I got a few shots using my old Lumix 5MP camera and a tripod (before the clouds rolled in). Looked about as good as your eclipse-06.jpg. I also tried using our newer Canon SD4000 IS, but got poor results. Gotta say, 12x optical zoom beats digital zoom.