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Lunar Eclipse 2010 - December 21st.

The Conditions : Time 1.00 m to 5.10 Am, Clear skies, Cold temperatures around 2 C (35 F) to -2 C (27 F) but extremely windy feels like -7 or -8 C.

Photo showing the windy conditions at 4.00 in the morning - taken with a 2 sec exposure

The Event : It just only a Lunar Eclipse of 2010 but it was the first total lunar eclipse to fall on a winter solstice in 372 years. The last time a lunar eclipse corresponded with a winter solstice, or the annual day when the Earth's axis is tilted farthest from the sun, was Dec. 21, 1638. See this website shows the animation of the eclipse : (link) Shadowsandsubstance
The way in which the moon changed its color from white to getting dark to suddenly becoming bright red/orange - seemed like a girl (in this case moon) was blushing when the guy (the earth) took her in her embrace....


A truly spectacular view at around 3.17 Am - when the moon is within the Umbra shadow region of the Earth - Total Eclipse.

The Spectacle : Following pictures taken from 12.30 Am (from before the Eclipse began) to around 4.30 Am (just when it came out of the Eclipse)

12 comments:

Jaggu said...

Great pictures man.

Ankur said...

whoaa.... loved it!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Architect to an astronomer & not to forget the photographer ..what a transition..lovely pics & ofcourse thanks for sharing

TC
CU

Ria said...

Spectacular pics. :) Fascinating indeed!

DD said...

Great Work and great Task, Others were dreaming sleeping you were realizing other dreams staying awake.....GREAT PIECE OF WORK.......

Neeha said...

Good Work & great pics..I don't even know that it is Lunar Eclipse:)

rainboy said...

killer pics man ...hugs for sharing this.

inspired me... :)

Abhishek Khanna said...

sahi!! Fotographer ban gaya bhai to!

ceedy said...

@jaggu

Thanks bud...

@ankur

It surely is awesome

@CU

haha...jack of all master of none :)

@ria

Thanks...

ceedy said...

@DD

Thanks bro....I dream when I am awake and sleeping


@neeha

Thanks...and welcome to the blog

@rainboy

Thanks...its fun to be up all night

@abhishek

Dhanyavad...

Mysterious Mia said...

wow.....how long did the eclipse last.....this is when you were sick inne

ceedy said...

@mysterious mia

The eclipse was for 4-1/2 hours plus minus...I was sick a week after staying up for this event...