Tonights Blood Red Moon Solar Eclipse

GS

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Cleared just in time...

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almontyrat

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Got to sort of yellowy orange here central NW coast in Tassie.

This was my first viewing of such an event and I have a question (please forgive my lack of knowledge/understanding). I was kind of expecting it to go full glowing circle like a halo around the moon. I watched for about 3/4 of an hour but it always have a slight glow around 7 o'clock and no halo or light at all on the opposite side (hope that makes sense).

Is this because I am further West and a long way south of you guys? Or did I have unrealistic expectations?
 

Billy_Buttons

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Got to sort of yellowy orange here central NW coast in Tassie.

This was my first viewing of such an event and I have a question (please forgive my lack of knowledge/understanding). I was kind of expecting it to go full glowing circle like a halo around the moon. I watched for about 3/4 of an hour but it always have a slight glow around 7 o'clock and no halo or light at all on the opposite side (hope that makes sense).

Is this because I am further West and a long way south of you guys? Or did I have unrealistic expectations?
Same. See above excellent pics. They are exactly what we all saw.
 

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Got to sort of yellowy orange here central NW coast in Tassie.

This was my first viewing of such an event and I have a question (please forgive my lack of knowledge/understanding). I was kind of expecting it to go full glowing circle like a halo around the moon. I watched for about 3/4 of an hour but it always have a slight glow around 7 o'clock and no halo or light at all on the opposite side (hope that makes sense).

Is this because I am further West and a long way south of you guys? Or did I have unrealistic expectations?
Any halo is a cloud or moisture in the atmosphere effect, you don’t want that shit, unless you’re in Radelaide where any rain is good rain except we have lotsa halo & no more rain.
 
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betsuin

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Hi - I'm in Adelaide, was actually raining here - I like the rain but .. Timing!!
Nice photos everyone! (except the salami)
 
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GS

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Got to sort of yellowy orange here central NW coast in Tassie.

This was my first viewing of such an event and I have a question (please forgive my lack of knowledge/understanding). I was kind of expecting it to go full glowing circle like a halo around the moon. I watched for about 3/4 of an hour but it always have a slight glow around 7 o'clock and no halo or light at all on the opposite side (hope that makes sense).

Is this because I am further West and a long way south of you guys? Or did I have unrealistic expectations?

We also had the brighter glow at about 7 o'clock position. I think the last lunar eclipse (2018?), was better in that the moon had an even red glow
 
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rime noreason

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Composite of the various phases, taken with auto pocket camera on a tripod (with the 2 second shutter timer). Crisp and calm night here in north east foothills of Melbourne, perfect for Mooning. I loved how the stars twinkled brighter as the Moon darkened, then faded again as the Moon reappeared. It turned red here at totality, and my understanding is that it only turns red when the Moon is in full eclipse due to the light refraction around Earth's shadow

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Below at totality, zoomed out to see some of the stars too

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Had some intermittent clear patches after the eclipse started, but right on cue as it neared totality, the clouds thickened up. After totality, there were some large clear patches which enabled me to catch a few pics though. First time photographing through the new refractor, so not too bad. Some blue/red colouring on the bright edge of the moon probably due to coma. Most difficult part is to get the focus sharp.
The first photo is about 10-15 mins after totality I think with the others progressively following on from that.
Should add that I was photographing from the western suburbs in Adelaide.
 

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