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Lunar Eclipse 2007 March 03

There was a total Lunar eclipse, visible from across the UK, on 2007 March 03. The picture below shows the Moon during totality.

Location: photographed from my back garden, Goosnargh, near Preston Lancashire. Apprximately 23:00 UT.

Orion Optics OMC-140 and a Pentax K1000 at prime focus. manual exposure on ISO 400 Fuji Sensia film.

 

Solar Eclipse 31 May 2003

As the Sun rose on the 31st May 2003 it was partially eclipsed by the Moon.
Cloud and mist obscured the distant horizon, but as the Sun rose above this layer, it appeared as a beautiful crimson crescent.

Location Great Hameldon, east of Accrington, Lancashire.

Pentax K1000 with f6.3 400mm lens plus x3 teleconvertor. 1/125sec on 200 ASA film.

As the Sun rose higher in the sky it lost the crimson hue.

Location Great Hameldon, east of Accrington, Lancashire.

Pentax K1000 with f6.3 400mm lens. 1/250sec on 200 ASA film.