2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse - Deep Penumbral Phase
Lunar eclipses always occur at Full Moon (see: Lunar Eclipses For Beginners). This image shows the Full Moon nine minutes before the partial eclipse begins. At this time, the Moon is in deep penumbral eclipse and the shading is quite apparent to the naked eye.
Additional photos can be seen at: 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse Photo Gallery.
Partial Lunar Eclipse of June 04
Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 08:48:09 UT (01:48:09 MST) Partial Eclipse Begins: 09:59:53 UT (02:59:53 MST) Greatest Eclipse: 11:03:13 UT (04:03:13 MST) Partial Eclipse Ends: 12:06:30 UT (05:06:30 MST) Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 13:18:17 UT (06:18:17 MST)
For more information on the eclipse, see: 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse (NASA).
- Object: 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse - Deep Penumbral Phase
- Date/Time: 2012 June 04 at 09:50:22 UTC
- Location: Portal, AZ
- Mount: Losmandy GM-8 Equatorial Mount
- Telescope: Vixen 90mm F/9 Fluorite Refractor (Focal Length = 810mm)
- Camera: Nikon D7000
- Exposure: 1/400s, f/9, ISO 200
- File Name: PLE2012-1013w.jpg
- Processing (Adobe Camera Raw): Exposure Adjustment
- Processing (Adobe Photoshop CS5): Color Balance, Curves
- Original Image Size: 3264 x 4928 pixels (16.2 MP); 10.9" x 16.4" @ 300 dpi
- Rights: Copyright 2012 by Fred Espenak. All Rights Reserved. See: Image Licensing.