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Lunar Eclipse Photos – Feb 20, 2008 – Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

February 21, 2008

Hi Everyone;

Here’s your first glance at a photo taken 10:17:04 PM EST from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada!

The sky was clear, the weather crisp, and my camera is cold to the touch, but what a wonderful experience to share with my wife.

Also, Saturn is in the lower left, but did anyone else pick up that blue distortion in the lower right? It’s in several of my photos…

Here’s the trick to taking a great photo of the moon with a digital camera:

  1. “Tv” (Shutter Speed priority) of 1/60
  2. ISO 100 (for better sensitivity to light)
  3. Manual focus to infinity
  4. A good and sturdy base to cradle at the desired angle
  5. Only use optical zoom, not the digital zoom.
  6. Use 2 or 10 second delay (to remove the vibration from the motion of pressing the shutter button).

Full Picture Here –> Lunar Eclipse – Feb 20, 2008 – Full Size

Lunar Eclipse - Feb 20, 2008 - Cropped, Smaller

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. fernanda permalink
    February 21, 2008 3:41 am

    espectacular!! el eclipse en este momento es 01:40 hs en argentina y estoy viendo una maravilla de la naturaleza. saludos.

  2. realworldnumbers permalink*
    February 21, 2008 3:44 am

    Esto es simplemente espectacular. En Canada tenemos una excelente vista, perfecto angulo y la vista es bastante clara.
    Saludos, y gracias por visitar el sitio.

  3. February 21, 2008 8:10 pm

    Great pic! I could see movement in all of mine – I think my tripod was overworked!

  4. Andrew permalink
    February 21, 2008 8:40 pm

    Very nice!!.Your camera takes nice images.I will need to look at my images again for the blue distortion.I nearly froze my fingers to the scope after I took it down…brrrrrrrr!!! 😛 .

  5. realworldnumbers permalink*
    February 21, 2008 8:41 pm

    My tripod consisted of a leather glove on the roof of my car! In all seriousness, my camera (A620) also has a flip-out LCD screen, which helps to brace and stead the camera on those types of shots. 1/60 of a second pretty much guarantees movement-free photos (that moon is really moving quite fast, especially with the zoom ). Thanks for stopping by!

  6. johnnydangerous permalink
    February 21, 2008 11:07 pm

    Nice photo bro. .

  7. realworldnumbers permalink*
    February 22, 2008 2:53 pm

    wow… i got linked to on yahoo answers. Yes! Saturn is the bright dot on the lower left.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080221154313AAuRgMQ

  8. Wayneo permalink
    February 25, 2008 4:21 pm

    Great shot.

  9. Down Under Dude permalink
    May 29, 2008 12:18 am

    Nice Pics of da eclipse to go with some brain exploding theories on pretty much everything! Brilliant Man!!!

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