Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Partial Lunar Eclipse




"Nice moon" I thought to myself as I saw it rise. "Wonder if it's full moon tonight". A quick google search revealed that June 4 was not only full moon but that we were about to experience a partial lunar eclipse here in Australia.

Thankfully last night's sky was free of clouds allowing us a great view. Using my "secret recipe" I took photos about every 10 minutes to catch the action from around 8pm to 10:30pm. It was quite amazing to compare the images making it easier to track and appreciate the eclipse.










All images taken hand held, Canon 600D, 55-250mm kit lens, 1/125, f11, ISO 100.
Cropping and identical editing in iPhoto. Collages made using PicMonkey (free).

I really enjoyed taking notice of the night sky, not knowing exactly what to expect. The camera is such a wonderful tool!

Sharing at SkyWatch Friday, Sneak Peek Friday.

42 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Excellent series.

Kim said...

Awesome photo, Karen!! How cool!

CameraCruise said...

Brilliant series!
Thanks for sharing.
Mette

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

You are the queen of progression shots! Wow! What awesome photos. :)

Helen Campbell said...

Fabulous photos! We're cloudy and rainy, so can't see the moon at all. Thank you for sharing!

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Wow, das sind wirklich fantastische Aufnahmen. Bei uns in der Schweiz war es leider nicht möglich, den Vollmond aufzunehmen. Ich habe zum Glück 2 Tage zuvor den fast vollen Mond fotografieren konnen...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

geanina said...

beautiful series...:). have a nice day!

Jenni C's said...

you have a steady hand!!i am going to use this as part of my teaching today...thank you so much...

Isabelle said...

Great shots and good report! The PicMonkey is a good little tool, thank you for sharing all your discoveries :)

Rosemary said...

I am spell bound by these images Karen - wonderful photos. I am also enjoying PicMonkey since I discovered him last month.

Seeing Each Day said...

I know I've discussed this topic with you before but truly, National Geographic have no idea what they're missing.

Giancarlo said...

Bellissima sequenza di foto!
un caloroso saluto....ciao

Rena said...

Those are really great shots! I do SO love the moon.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Those captures are fantastic. I heard today that Venus is supposed to pass in front of the sun today (I think today), but it will only be a spec and everyone was warned sternly not to look at it with their naked eye. I won't be looking but it's cool to know. Have a good day.

Linda R said...

They look amazing...

Giga said...

Sporo czasu Ci zajęło zrobienie tych wspaniałych zdjęć. Pozdrawiam.
It took a lot of time you do these wonderful pictures. Yours

Nadege, said...

A wonderful series, very cool.

Pat said...

These are all great shots; especially without using a tripod!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh wow!! This is so neat. What an amazing sight!

Lyn said...

Fantastic images!

Anita Johnson said...

Wonderful photos! You had beautiful clear skies and steady hands!

2BPhotog said...

Wow!!! Stunning shots. Can I say...you nailed it. You are creating wonderful works of art.

Dave said...

Wonderful photos Karen. I am very impressed with them. Well done!
Our sky was overcast so we couldn't see it - Dave

Joy said...

Amazing yet again, I love the moon shots, what a great series!

Pam said...

Your time-laps captures of the moon are amazing, Karen. Thanks for sharing.

gina said...

These are great captures - just beautiful! The sequence is so well done. Thanks for sharing!

Gillian Olson said...

What a wonderful series of pictures, a full moon and a partial eclipse as a bonus. thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

Wow! Wonderful photo series!

Мъх said...

I love the whole pictures!
Beatiful collage!

Barb said...

Fabulous series. The moon looks intriguing through its many phases. I appreciate knowing how you accomplished the shots.

ladyfi said...

So gorgeous! Lovely shots.

Kaipiroska said...

an awesome sequence. it's not every day that we have the priviledge to see a thing so great as this one :)

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Judy said...

Wow!! I don't think I have ever watched a partial eclipse like that!

chubskulit said...

Captured so beautifully!

Here's my Skyshots.

Luna Miranda said...

wow! these are amazing photos! it was cloudy here when during the eclipse.:(

Horsoon said...

Wonderful shots!

Cindy said...

Incredible and beautiful as usual! I also have downloaded this music for myself...I am so in love with birds and nests this year, and this sort of audio art just appeals to me so!

Blessings!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Stunning moon shots! And thanks for the tip on PicMonkey.

Marie said...

Such truly incredible shots! You did great capturing the moon and its partial eclipse!

Liz said...

Great series of shots, Karen! I too noticed the moon that evening as it rose while we were in the city. I took some shots as we walked to the car and took some of the lunar eclipse - not as many as you did though as we had some of our children over for dinner.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

HAND HELD!!!! WOW, you have a steady hand that is for sure!!! Outstanding images you captured. I will have to try again with my 55-250mm to see if I can get some shots with it, but I need my tripod.

AWESOME!

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