The forces of rotation caused red hot masses of stones to be torn away from the Earth and to be thrown into the ether, and this is the origin of the stars.

— Anaxagoras 428 BC

Lunar Eclipse

Luner eclipse 2/20/08

Luner eclipse  2/20/08

Looking at the eclipse through the clouds was no fun so I decided to go to bed a little early. Before going to sleep, I adjusted the blinds so I can see the moon with my head on the pillow. A half hour later, my wife comes to bed and wakes me up. I look through the blinds at the now, total eclipse. I now had to get out of bed to watch for a little while. Being it was about 14 degrees outside; I decided to watch through the window. With no obstructions, I grabbed my camera.

Receding Eclipse with Blue/Green glow

Receding Eclipse with Blue/Green glow

Shot with Nikon Coolpix mounted on a Meade ETX 90, unguided.Photo data, 1 sec, f 4.0, 21.3 mm focal length, ISO 400, at 11:16 PM.

Receding Eclipse from Bloomfield NJ, 11:07 PM

Receding Eclipse from Bloomfield NJ, 11:07 PM

Shot with a Nikon Coolpix 4500, mounted on a Meade ETX 90, with 45 deg adaptor, and without guidance. The shot was ISO 100, 21.7 mm focal length, f 4.0, 1/7 sec.

Lunar Eclipse as seen in Clifton, New Jersey

Lunar Eclipse as seen in Clifton, New Jersey

March 3, 2007  Lunar Eclipse
 
Clifton, New Jersey.  Taken with a Celestron SPC-6 attached to a Olympus Camedia C-4000.  There appears to be some sort of flaring in the photo.