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    Lunar Eclipse Tonight



    Hi all,


    I just started seeing some news links to a lunar eclipse tonight.Could be some great pictures if you have clear skies. It'll be snowing here in New Hampshire.
    <table class="wikitable"]
    <caption>Times of eclipse over North America</caption>
    <tbody>
    <tr>
    <th>Event</th><th>PST
    (-8 UTC)</th><th>MST
    (-7 UTC)</th><th>CST
    (-6 UTC)</th><th>EST
    (-5 UTC)</th>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>Start penumbral (P1)</th>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]9:27 pm (*)</td>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]10:27 pm (*)</td>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]11:27 pm (*)</td>
    <td>12:27 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>Start umbral (U1)</th>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]10:32 pm (*)</td>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]11:32 pm (*)</td>
    <td>12:32 am</td>
    <td>1:32 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>Start total (U2)</th>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]11:40 pm (*)</td>
    <td>12:40 am</td>
    <td>1:40 am</td>
    <td>2:40 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>Greatest eclipse</th>
    <td>12:17 am</td>
    <td>1:17 am</td>
    <td>2:17 am</td>
    <td>3:17 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>End total (U3)</th>
    <td>12:53 am</td>
    <td>1:53 am</td>
    <td>2:53 am</td>
    <td>3:53 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>End umbra (U4)</th>
    <td>2:02 am</td>
    <td>3:02 am</td>
    <td>4:02 am</td>
    <td>5:02 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>End penumbral (P4)</th>
    <td>3:06 am</td>
    <td>4:06 am</td>
    <td>5:06 am</td>
    <td>6:06 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td align="center" colspan="5"](*) before midnight on Monday night, December 20</td>
    </tr>
    </tbody>
    </table>
    <p sizset="0" sizcache="20"]Here are some links:


    http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHfigures/OH2010-Fig04.pdf


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2010_lunar_eclipse


    Thanks,


    Brant

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    Re: Lunar Eclipse Tonight



    Thanks for the exact details Brant.


    But darn it ...its going to be cloudy tonight in my neck of the woods[:@]. Oh well, I'll just wait another 456 years then.


    Damian

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    *Argh* Forecast is for complete cloud cover here, all night. [8o|]

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    [E] [8o|]
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse Tonight



    must just be bad weather for it everywhere. going to be mostly cloudy for me.

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    I just checked weather.com (http://www.weather.com/maps/activity/nationalparks/uscloudcovertonight_large.html). Looks like most of Texas, Billings Montana, or along the coast from New Jersey down to Florida are the only places in the US that won't be clouded in. I am not sure I have ever seen that before, well, other than in the movie"The Day After Tomorrow".....and that didn't end well [:P].



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker72


    Hi all,


    I just started seeing some news links to a lunar eclipse tonight.Could be some great pictures if you have clear skies. It'll be snowing here in New Hampshire.
    <table class="wikitable"]
    <caption>Times of eclipse over North America</caption>
    <tbody>
    <tr>
    <th>Event</th><th>PST
    (-8 UTC)</th><th>MST
    (-7 UTC)</th><th>CST
    (-6 UTC)</th><th>EST
    (-5 UTC)</th>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>Start penumbral (P1)</th>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]9:27 pm (*)</td>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]10:27 pm (*)</td>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]11:27 pm (*)</td>
    <td>12:27 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>Start umbral (U1)</th>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]10:32 pm (*)</td>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]11:32 pm (*)</td>
    <td>12:32 am</td>
    <td>1:32 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>Start total (U2)</th>
    <td bgcolor="#a0c0c0"]11:40 pm (*)</td>
    <td>12:40 am</td>
    <td>1:40 am</td>
    <td>2:40 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>Greatest eclipse</th>
    <td>12:17 am</td>
    <td>1:17 am</td>
    <td>2:17 am</td>
    <td>3:17 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>End total (U3)</th>
    <td>12:53 am</td>
    <td>1:53 am</td>
    <td>2:53 am</td>
    <td>3:53 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>End umbra (U4)</th>
    <td>2:02 am</td>
    <td>3:02 am</td>
    <td>4:02 am</td>
    <td>5:02 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <th>End penumbral (P4)</th>
    <td>3:06 am</td>
    <td>4:06 am</td>
    <td>5:06 am</td>
    <td>6:06 am</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td colspan="5" align="center"](*) before midnight on Monday night, December 20</td>
    </tr>
    </tbody>
    </table>


    Here are some links:


    [url="http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHfigures/OH2010-Fig04.pdf]http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHfigures/OH2010-Fig04.pdf[/url]


    [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2010_lunar_eclipse]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2010_lunar_eclipse[/url]


    Thanks,


    Brant
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    im in California and it is a bit cloudy so i assume the same for tonight. i found this in case i do get a shot









    http://www.mreclipse.com/LEphoto/LEphoto.html

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    Ok Partly cloudy tonight maybe I can do it.


    Whats the best way to capture this?


    I have the 500mm F4L with both extensions, I am thinking 1.4x as the 2x degrades to much.


    It will be straight overhead.


    7D or 5D MarkII?


    ISO 100??


    F crank it down tight?


    Shutter play with it in manual to get the right exposure?


    Thoughts?

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    i have a 1D MK III and a 70-200 2.8L and a Gitzo Rporter tripod how should i go about this ? would ISO 50 work well? could cropping the picture at 200mm result in a decent image???

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