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08/06/2010 06:39:48 PM · #1
The total lunar eclipse of December 21 2010 will be visible over eastern Asia, Australasia, northwestern Europe and Africa, and the Americas. The Moon will be well within the Earth's umbral shadow, in a total eclipse that will last over an hour. Dec. 21 is also the Winter Solstice. How about a Challenge to somehow capture the spirit of both events in one composition, with Expert Editing allowed?
08/06/2010 10:22:28 PM · #2
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh me likey!!! +1!!!!
08/07/2010 07:04:21 AM · #3
Let's do this thing!

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12/17/2010 01:33:40 PM · #4
Yeah, this year we had a Full Moon (the "Harvest Moon") right on the Autumnal Equinox (some pictures here), and now we get a Total Lunar Eclipse (NASA article) which falls on the Winter Solstice! Much more info in the article ...
Originally posted by cited article:


Coincidences: This lunar eclipse falls on the date of the northern winter solstice. How rare is that? Total lunar eclipses in northern winter are fairly common. There have been three of them in the past ten years alone. A lunar eclipse smack-dab on the date of the solstice, however, is unusual. Using NASA's 5000 year catalog of lunar eclipses and JPL's HORIZONS ephemeris to match eclipses and solstices, author Dr. Tony Phillips had to go back to the year 1378 to find a similar "winter solstice lunar eclipse."
12/17/2010 01:39:24 PM · #5
Excellent, SPEED CHALLENGE PLEASE!! EXPERT EDITING! :)
12/17/2010 01:49:17 PM · #6
will people in Washington state in the the US be able to see it? i dont think that i will be able to capture it, but it would be cool to see. :)
12/17/2010 02:04:24 PM · #7
Originally posted by ScooterMcNutty:

will people in Washington state in the the US be able to see it? i dont think that i will be able to capture it, but it would be cool to see. :)


if its expert editing you can make your own :)
12/17/2010 02:21:00 PM · #8
Originally posted by mike_311:

Originally posted by ScooterMcNutty:

will people in Washington state in the the US be able to see it? i dont think that i will be able to capture it, but it would be cool to see. :)


if its expert editing you can make your own :)

If you look at the map in the article you'll see that the total eclipse can be seen across all of North America ... best viewing times are listed as well.

I see no need for Expert Editing myself -- Advanced should be plenty ... I don't want to see any spaceships ... maybe I'm just too "inside the box" this time ... :-(

Really, I'm not even sure it's that great a challenge topic, as it would be almost purely a technical/equipment challenge. I just wanted to post the info/article on the eclipse, and used the existing thread with the right title.
12/17/2010 03:14:16 PM · #9
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Really, I'm not even sure it's that great a challenge topic, as it would be almost purely a technical/equipment challenge. I just wanted to post the info/article on the eclipse, and used the existing thread with the right title.


I don't know that I agree with that. Sure, those with super longer zooms can likely get cool detailed shots of the moon, but that can get boring fast. Instead, if you put the moon into context, like John did with his series over Madison, that's where the really cool and creative shots will come into play.

I like this idea!
12/17/2010 04:04:01 PM · #10
From my driveway in 2008...

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12/17/2010 04:18:08 PM · #11
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

From my driveway in 2008...

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Oh yeah ... I guess making up poster-like compositions like this would be a good reason to use the Expert editing set ...
12/17/2010 04:23:25 PM · #12
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

From my driveway in 2008...

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Oh yeah ... I guess making up poster-like compositions like this would be a good reason to use the Expert editing set ...


Exactly my thoughts... Perhaps just a nice exception about composite images, without the rest of the useless expert crap.
12/17/2010 06:50:49 PM · #13
Ah, heck, looks like we will be clouded out for this... well, there's enough time yet that there's hope the forecast is wrong!
12/17/2010 07:15:56 PM · #14
If it's cloudy, can I just insert a shot from a few eclipses ago? It will look the same...

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Probably something everybody needs to do once, but only once... :)
12/17/2010 11:38:23 PM · #15
Lunar Eclipse information

Go take a look. Was interesting.


12/17/2010 11:53:23 PM · #16
I took this shot in 2008 during the last Lunar Eclipse. The timing for this eclipse won't be very compatible with my work schedule. Oh well.

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12/17/2010 11:59:22 PM · #17
For me either. The best viewing time is going to be 2:40 in the morning.

Not sure if I'm going to do anything for this.
12/18/2010 12:00:02 AM · #18
Originally posted by cowtownmom:

For me either. The best viewing time is going to be 2:40 in the morning.

Not sure if I'm going to do anything for this.


Sissy.
12/18/2010 09:11:38 AM · #19
Originally posted by strangeghost:

Let's do this thing!

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This wouldn't be allowed under the current advanced editing rules would it?
IT isnt any different to stacking shots for star trails.
Just wondering...
12/18/2010 10:21:14 AM · #20
Originally posted by Silent-Shooter:

Originally posted by strangeghost:

Let's do this thing!

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This wouldn't be allowed under the current advanced editing rules would it?
IT isnt any different to stacking shots for star trails.
Just wondering...


As long as it is one file it would be ok. What you do during that one exposure is up to you :D
12/20/2010 09:55:14 PM · #21
Looking forward to watching it at around 11.30 pm PST. So far, the moon is visible in WA now. I hope the clouds don't thicken in the meantime.
12/20/2010 11:38:02 PM · #22
We have a rain storm here. No moon visible. Sad.
12/21/2010 12:26:21 AM · #23
Think I'll pop up to the 10,000 peak that's close to me for this one, low clouds, but they should be absent up that high...
12/21/2010 01:50:59 AM · #24
Good luck there. It was nice up until now, when Mother Nature decided to cover it with clouds, leaving a dull white spot!!! Bah!
12/21/2010 03:03:16 AM · #25
Cloudy in Birmingham, AL. Doh!
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