Date(s)

09/27/2015
Mead, Colorado

Exposure Data

Various exposures
ISO400

Optics and Camera

Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Nikon D7100

Processing Tools

Photoshop CS6


Lunar Eclipse - September 27, 2015


7:17 PM 7:37 PM 7:57 PM 8:11 PM
8:27 PM 8:47 PM 9:07 PM 9:23 PM
9:37 PM 9:57 PM 10:17 PM 10:27 PM

The above sequence shows the movement of the moon through the earth's shadow. The skies were clear for most of the eclipse except for the later partial stages.

This eclipse had the distinction of occuring during the closest lunar perigee of the year. Because the moon is closer to the earth, it appears a bit larger than normal. In this case, around 13% larger. This is sometimes called a "super moon".

The event timings for this eclipse were: Partial Eclipse Begins - 7:07 PM, Total Eclipse Begins - 8:11 PM, Maximum Eclipse - 8:47 PM, Total Eclipse Ends - 9:23 PM, and Partial Eclipse Ends - 10:27 PM. All times are in MDT.)


Date(s)

8:47 PM MDT
09/27/2015
Mead, Colorado

Exposure Data

1.6 sec, ISO400

Optics and Camera

Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Nikon D7100

Processing Tools

Photoshop CS6


Lunar Eclipse - 09/27/2015, 8:47 PM. Copyright 2015 Richard McCoy

The image above was taken at 8:47 PM.  It was one of the darker eclipses seen in a number of years. The long exposure captures a few stars in Pisces along with the eclipsed moon.