Sunday, June 27, 2010

Only one.. meteor and the partial lunar eclipse evening before

 Sky stayed cloudy most of the time

Partial lunar eclipse 7:40pm - 9:00pm Saturday 6/26 - it was quite a sight with '50%' moon at ~ 20 degree elevation. Eclipse already at maximum coverage and shadow moving away from lunar. This time i used a pair of 10x70 binoculars to have a good look at the earth's curve shadow [ another proof that the earth is round ]. Mintron is too sensitive and depending what shutter speed you set the 'terminator' varies. Another star shared the same FOV in binos. Neighbors stood around at 12th floor common area chatting and enjoying the sight too. A quick refresher course of sun-earth-moon with our mother earth casting the shadow on lunar surface explanation was dished out. When i looked up again around 9:45pm everything was back in normal as if nothing had happened... it was just one of the numerous celestial alignment.  

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