Friday, April 26, 2013

Partial Lunar eclipse 25-Apr-2013

Truth is, I had no expectations from yesterday partial lunar eclipse. It was as partial as partial can be and only 1.5% of the moon surface was in the earth full shade (Umbra). The rest was in the Penumbra and 1.5% was not even in any shade... Anyway, an eclipse is an eclipse and I was curious to see how such a partial eclipse will look like. It turned out to look very good even to the naked eye, the shaded moon was obvious even in the penumbral phase. After the eclipse I observed Saturn which was near the moon.
First a photo of my tools of the trade:
Astronomy - tools of the trade






Here are some photos from the eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse - Penumbarl phase

Partial lunar eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse - Beginning

Partial lunar eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse - getting better

Partial lunar eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse - noticeable

Partial lunar eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse - Greatest

Partial lunar eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse - fading

Partial lunar eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse - little bit less

Partial lunar eclipse
Partial lunar eclipse - the end
And here is tiny photo of Saturn from the same evening



2 comments:

  1. Very nice!
    AstroTom
    http://astrowife.blogspot.co.il

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