Total Lunar Eclipse – Wednesday October 8th, 2014

In North America, not long before sunrise on Wednesday, a Total Lunar Eclipse will take place.  The fun thing is that you don’t require any special equipment to enjoy.  However if you do plan on taking a photo with a telescope or long focal length lens, an equatorial mount will be required to get a sharp image of the moon.

February 20th, 2008

February 20th, 2008 Benoit Guertin

On the east coast, the event will start around 6:35am EDT with the Moon low in the West.  This will be a great photographic opportunity, as with the Moon low on the horizon, the optical illusion will exaggerate the size of the Moon, making it look much larger than in reality.

Further west on the continent, the Moon will be higher in the sky and therefore better positioned to enjoy the entire event.  No need to rush out in your pajamas, a Lunar Eclipse is a slow event; Totality lasts for nearly one hour!

See NASA News website for more information: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/18sep_lunareclipse/

Ref: NASA News

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