Total eclipse of the moon

3 March 2007

our observations of the total lunar eclipse, from Cambridge ... (click thumbnails for full size pictures) ... photographed with a Canon EOS 20D (digital SLR) and a Sigma 300mm zoom lens

[We also spent some of the time observing Saturn, which has been occulted by the moon the previous night -- but got no photos ...]

[first contact] First contact of the earth's umbra
[over half gone] Over half the disc now in shadow
[close to total] Close to total, with only a sliver left -- you can see a sea (Mare Crisium) in the top right hand part of the shadow
[the last sliver] Going, going ...
[totality] Ruddy totality