Eclipse

by Suw on March 3, 2007

Just sitting watching the lunar eclipse. I don't think I've seen a full lunar eclipse on a night as clear as this before in my life. Such a shame that I'm in the middle of London where the light pollution is dreadful. It really is quite beautiful, though – all red and dramatic and portent-y. I'm sure it's a portent for something. Probably going to have a plague of frogs tomorrow. Or chavs. Although one could argue we have one of those already.
Pity my camera would achieve no more than show you a small red speck in a large black sky, really, as I'm sure one could get some beautiful shots if one had decent kit.

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Anonymous March 4, 2007 at 8:34 am

We were quite lucky out in Essex and managed to capture this sequence from our bedroom window.
Lunar Eclipse Composite

Anonymous March 4, 2007 at 10:37 am

No chavs in East Finchley so far this morning.

Anonymous March 4, 2007 at 9:46 pm

I live in the country and my house is pretty much the only one for half a mile, so th eclipse was great! Sat outside for half an hour or so watching it- and i too attempted some pictures but they really didnt work!

Anonymous March 5, 2007 at 10:26 am

Yeah, I had the same problem with photography. Still, it was very pretty; I'm glad the clouds stayed away for long enough to see it.

Anonymous March 8, 2007 at 11:20 pm

Fantastic photos! Just lovely! Wish I'd been able to capture a set like that, but I didn't even try.

Anonymous March 8, 2007 at 11:21 pm

Damn. I'll put the gun away then.

Anonymous March 11, 2007 at 1:52 pm

Hello Suw,
Been a while since I saw your blog, congratrs on imminent wedding and imminent olympian fitness status.
I too watched the recent lunar eclipse, fabulous to see, and I made an animation from my photos (taken with 300mm lens on a Nikon D70). I blogged it on my site if you get a chance to look.
http://www.davymac.com/wordpress
Cheers.

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