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Old Jul 28, 2018, 7:00 PM   #1
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Default Lunar eclipse 2018

Hi all, a few results from the July 27th-28th 2018 total lunar eclipse as seen from the Netherlands. Pentax K1 with fa 24-70 f2.8. On our position totality occurred just before moonrise (about 10 mins prior to sunset). Totality would last 1h45mins from moon rise, a long time. Initially it didn’t seem we'd get so see much with the clouds but fortunately the moon popped out just in time.

35mm. Still faint in the clouds and twilight. 11mins past maximum totality

A short moment of beauty

7 mins prior to end of totality the moon popped out again

70mm decided to go to the tele end of the lens and interval-shoot from here. Shutter speed of 10 seconds is on the limit. Watching at full res shows some star trailing.

End of totality.

Next lunar eclipse will be January 21st 2019
Happy Shooting! GB

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Old Aug 2, 2018, 9:01 PM   #2
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Nice shots. The colors are great. I like the third one best as it gives a clear picture of the moon and you can still see what's happening (or not happening!)on the ground.
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Old Aug 7, 2018, 1:24 AM   #3
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My favorite also, but the whole series is excellent!
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