Jun 23, 2011

Skywatch Friday, Season 4, Episode 50

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It's Thursday evening in Bergen, and time to enter the Skywatch Friday again. What better to do, than to grab a few shots from last week's Lunar eclipse?

Taking these shots was really hard, as I don't have a lot of practice, and the moon was far darker than i had imagined.
Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMugMy first shots were taken with long exposures, but I soon realized the moon moved during the 20-30 seconds. It was only after I reduced the shutter speed to less than 5 secs I was able to get something useful.

Unfortunately it took a while to find the right combination of ISO, shutter and aperture settings. As a result of this, all my shots are from after the eclipse was at it's peak.

These shots were taken in the south of Spain, in a small town at the coast. Fortunately for me, there was little "light pollution" in the area.


  1. Still impressive!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. Such a treat to look up in the sky with such gorgeous views!

    My Skywatch, please come by anytime.

  3. Nydelige og fascinerende bilder!

  4. Wow, even if you said you were not so happy with your shots because you had to grapple with the settings, those are still very beautiful. I am still trying to get good shots of the full moon, and the stupid me still try it without using a tripod. thanks.

  5. Beautiful moon shot. I really love the colour. I still wish to have captured it but wasn't lucky enough to catch it..

  6. Perhaps it was a good thing it took a little longer because this way you have captured some great colourful moon shots.

  7. Thank you guys, for all the great comments.
    I was really satisfied with the shots, I was only trying to explain it wasn't easy.

    BTW, The next Lunar eclipse will be on December 10th this year, but I am not certain it will be visible where I live.