New Year’s Eve Lunar Eclipse

We called over to a friend’s house yesterday evening and even though I had heard there would be an eclipse I completely forgot about it. My Dad even texted me at 6.25pm that it’d be happening between 7pm and 8pm but I still forgot. Lucky he rang my wife and she reminded me of the event!

Unfortunately I only had my Sigma 18-200 zoom. The Canon 75-300 was at home so this is a severely cropped shot of the moon. I thought there was going to be a full eclipse but it wasn’t to be and only a shadow fell across the face of our nearest celestial neighbour.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s


  1. Reply
    pixelshots January 1, 2010


    me too missed the event. thanx for sharing it here.but my sister got it in a cellphone. not that clear though. moon had violet rings in that. may be sharing that soon in my photo blog

  2. Reply
    Mel January 20, 2010

    My house!

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