Date(s)

10/08/2014
Mead, Colorado

Exposure Data

Various exposures
ISO400

Optics and Camera

Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Nikon D7100

Processing Tools

Photoshop CS6


Lunar Eclipse - October 08, 2014


2:45 AM 3:00 AM 3:15 AM 3:35 AM
3:55 AM 4:25 AM 4:41 AM 4:55 AM
5:09 AM 5:24 AM 5:44 AM 6:04 AM
6:34 AM

The above sequence shows the movement of the moon through the earth's shadow.  The skies were variably cloudy for the duration of the eclipse starting with high overcast and moving to heavy cloud cover by the end of the eclipse.

The event timings for this eclipse were: Partial Eclipse Begins - 3:15 AM, Total Eclipse Begins - 4:25 AM, Maximum Eclipse 4:55 AM, Total Eclipse Ends 5:24 AM, and Partial Eclipse Ends - 6:34 AM.  (All times are in MDT.)


Date(s)

4:48 AM MDT
10/08/2014
Mead, Colorado

Exposure Data

ISO400

Optics and Camera

Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Nikon D7100

Processing Tools

Photoshop CS6


Lunar Eclipse - 10/08/2014, 4:48 AM. Copyright 2014 Richard McCoy

The image above was taken during a gap in the clouds at 4:48 AM.  The long exposure captures a number of stars in the constellation of Pisces and the planet Uranus.  Uranus is the bright green "star" on the left side of the frame.