Date(s)

04/04/2015
Mead, Colorado

Exposure Data

Various exposures
ISO400

Optics and Camera

Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Nikon D7100

Processing Tools

Photoshop CS6


Lunar Eclipse - April 04, 2015


3:35 AM 3:55 AM 4:15 AM 4:35 AM
4:55 AM 5:15 AM 5:35 AM 5:54 AM
6:00 AM 6:06 AM

The above sequence shows the movement of the moon through the earth's shadow.  The skies were clear for the duration of the eclipse.

This eclipse had the distinction of being the shortest of this century, but this was not without some discussion.  Depending upon which timing predictions were used, the eclipse lasted 12.2 minutes, 4.7 minutes, or as some have argued, the eclipse was only partial with 99.5% of the moon covered.  Using U.S Naval Observatory data, the event timings for this eclipse were: Partial Eclipse Begins - 4:15 AM, Total Eclipse Begins - 5:54 AM, Maximum Eclipse - 6:00 AM, Total Eclipse Ends - 6:06 AM. (All times are in MDT.)


Date(s)

6:00 AM MDT
04/04/2015
Mead, Colorado

Exposure Data

1.6 sec, ISO400

Optics and Camera

Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Nikon D7100

Processing Tools

Photoshop CS6


Lunar Eclipse - 04/04/2015, 6:00 AM. Copyright 2015 Richard McCoy

The image above was taken at 6:00 AM.  The sun will be up in 40 minutes and the moon is low in the western sky.  A few stars can be seen in the brightening sky.