Images: Full Lunar Eclipse pictures, December 10, 2011


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 10 December 2011

Images of the Full Lunar Eclipse of December 10, 2011

Below: Picture of the Lunar Eclipse of December 10, 2011 at fullness from Berkeley, Ca.

 Full Eclipse of theMoon December 2011

Preparation

4:15 am PST, setting up camera to take pictures of the eclipse. First, I'm cooling the camera down so it does not dew-up when I head out into the cold conditions. I have a hand-held automatic camera, which will make high quality lunar images elusive to capture.

After chilling the camera, I'm going to shoot some test images from a range of settings to dial in the camera for optimal settings.

By then I hope to have the range of settings to get some good pictures of the eclipse. I chased eclipses for a few years, and I've got a great image of an annular full solar eclipse somewhere on negatives... I'll dig them out and digitize them sometime.

Ok, back to my preparation...

Location: Berkeley.

Conditions: Misty.

Image results: better than I expected. The ground haze obscurd the reillumination of the Moon. The Eclipsed Moon plunged into the deep mists which rendered the horizon invisible.

Eclipse Images from Beginning to Fullness

Bright full moon prior to the Full Eclipse of Dec, 2011 illuminates the mositure in the air.

It begins.

 Below: Picture of first stages of eclipse darkening the Moon's surface. (Full eclipse of the Moon, Dec 2011, )

Full eclipse, Dec 2011, First stages.

 Below: Image, Full Eclipse of December 10, 2011 takes a bite out of the Moon. It's time to throw the virgin into the volcano...hurry....

Full Lunal Eclipse December 10, 2011, halfway gone.

 Below: Too Late! Full Eclipse taking charge of Moon's appearance: Burnt Red and Blinding White fight for control of time and space...myth, mystery, and ritual fall before science.

Fire in the Sky.

Below: And then nature eats "science," and its inbred intellectual assumptions for lunch. Fiercely bright sunlight narrowing its hold on the Lunar Surface. I think of HG Wells' First Men in the Moon. I recommend it highly.

Slice of Sky Pie.

Below: Image of the last sliver of sunlight around limb of the Moon, Full Lunar Eclipse of December 2011.

Almost Gone.

Below: Rich burnt red colors reach maximum intensity as the Full Eclipse of the Moon reaches fullness, December 10, 2011.

Rich burnt red colors as the Eclipse reaches fullness, December 10, 2011

Below: Dark Burnt Red Moon during Full Lunar Eclipse of December 10, 2011.

Full Eclipse of the Moon.

Time for bed!

I shot these with a Cannon A2000 IS set to manual. I ran the ISO and shutter speeds at a variety of settings to capture the changing light of the darkening Moon.

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