Lunar Eclipse 2008

February 21st, 2008 | by Sqotty |

Last night was a full lunar eclipse. Needless to say, it was a stunning
event to behold. It also presented an opportunity to test out the
camcorder.

Lesson learned: do not really on the little 2 inch screen to determine
the quality. You don’t know what you are capturing until you view the
whole thing.

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RpdUPQTyCg]

The first clips were shot with the camera being handheld, so it is a bit
shaky, while the final clip was with a tripod. Had I known that the
images were coming out nice, I would have shot more video of the event,
despite the sub-zero temperature.

I also shot a few good images (not video) of the eclipse in totality. Here is one of the better ones. To the left and below the moon is Saturn and above the Moon is the star Regulas in the constellation Leo. Click on the image to see it full size.

Lunar Eclipse 2008

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