Lunar Eclipse

This image shows the sequence of the lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014. Some refer to this eclipse as the "blood moon" due to the red/copper hues. The reason for this color is that some light from the sun still shines through the earth's atmosphere during the eclipse. It is the red light that is better able to penetrate creating the "blood moon" effect.

Exposures began around 1am and concluded at 5 am. Images arranged clockwise starting at top.

OTA:  Vixen VC200L

Camera:  Canon 500D (IR modified)

Mount:  CGEM DX

Exposure:  ranged from 1/500s to 10s @ ISO 100

Data obtained:  April 2014

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory