Astronomy

Observing Log for

Session Details


Ellesmere Port

53.2788, -2.93077

10m

Notes

A warm summers evening with a slightly muggy feel and bands of light cloud lingering on the horizon.

Observations

Partial Lunar Eclipse

After a pretty lousy summer for observing on my penultimate night here in Ellesmere Port the skies cleared and I was treated to brilliant views of a partial lunar eclipse as it hung low over the houses, dramatically orange and already seemingly at maximum.

Eclipsed Moon Rising Vestahttp://farm1.static.flickr.com/87/237480499_6bb7da176b.jpg

As the moon continued to rise higher I watched the Earth's shadow shrinking and the colour of the Moon brightening from an intense muddy-orange through to a paler yellow.

Eclipsehttp://farm1.static.flickr.com/80/237480500_b55962cb93.jpg

Finally I've put together this composite of 5 shots taken throughout the eclipse which shows the shadows progression quite nicely:

Eclipse Compositehttp://farm1.static.flickr.com/92/237480504_02e86d86db.jpg

The event lasted only for a little under half an hour, but was good to observe nonetheless.