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Saturday, April 12, 2014

 

The Twilight Lunar Eclipse of 15 April will be Cool! (with Astrophotography link)

Eastern horizon as seen from Adelaide on April 15 at 6:00 pm ACST. Totality is just ending. Click to embiggen.

In Australia, the April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse occurs mostly during twilight, with the Full Moon rising fully eclipsed, while the Sun is setting.

This can produce some dramatic images, if you have a flat horizon or an ocean horizon the copper coulourd Moon rising above it should be a magnificent sight.

But will you be actually able to see it? At twilight just at Sunset the full Moon is normally pale and washed out, surely it's eclipse dimmed face will be very hard to see?

No, as some wonderful photos from Phil Hart, a Melbourne astrophotographer show. Scroll down on this page (which has lots of handy photography hints for the eclipse, and a link to my eclipse page) and you will see some gorgeous images of twilight full Lunar eclipses.

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