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Lunar Eclipse 15 June 2011


What I have seen while on a trip without any telescope at Neusiedl am See / Austria
N 47 55' 41.3" / E 16 50' 02.5" Times are given in local time = UTC+2

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21:05 - Well before totality
21:05 - Well before totality
21:06 - The sky is still having a bright blue color
21:06 - The sky is still having a bright blue color
21:07 - Clouds near the horizon are giving an additional aspect
21:07 - Clouds near the horizon are giving an additional aspect
21:08 - More clouds are making fun out of the moon
21:08 - More clouds are making fun out of the moon
21:11 - It seems that this eclipse will have some interference by local weather
21:11 - It seems that this eclipse will have some interference by local weather
21:12 - The clouds are moving
21:12 - The clouds are moving
21:14 - The small part of the partially lit moon is now clearly visible
21:14 - The small part of the partially lit moon is now clearly visible
21:15 - The sky is still too bright to show the dark part of the moon
21:15 - The sky is still too bright to show the dark part of the moon
21:16 - The part outside the totality tone is getting smaller and smaller
21:16 - The part outside the totality tone is getting smaller and smaller
21:17 - The bright part is slowly disappearing
21:17 - The bright part is slowly disappearing
21:18 - The last glipse of a bright light before the total phase of this eclipse
21:18 - The last glipse of a bright light before the total phase of this eclipse
21:22 - Early totality - the right upper part of the moon is clearly brighter than the left lower side
21:22 - Early totality - the right upper part of the moon is clearly brighter than the left lower side
21:25 - More of the round moon becomes visible as the sky is getting darker
21:25 - More of the round moon becomes visible as the sky is getting darker
21:28 - Also the moon is getting darker. People are asking me where they can find the moon
21:28 - Also the moon is getting darker. People are asking me where they can find the moon
21:29 - Small clouds are intruding again
21:29 - Small clouds are intruding again
21:30 - Cloud bands try to give our moom a Jupiter-like appearencec
21:30 - Cloud bands try to give our moom a "Jupiter-like" appearencec
21:32 - Small clouds are still around
21:32 - Small clouds are still around
21:32 - Another variation of a cloud band at the moon
21:32 - Another variation of a cloud band at the moon
21:36 - Some similarity to Jupiter
21:36 - Some similarity to Jupiter
21:37 - The cloud bands are drifting away
21:37 - The cloud bands are drifting away
21:40 - Now without clouds - but still waiting for a darker sky
21:40 - Now without clouds - but still waiting for a darker sky
21:43 - It's a joy to watch the progres towards the center of totality
21:43 - It's a joy to watch the progres towards the center of totality
21:46 - Both, the sky and the moon are getting darker and darker
21:46 - Both, the sky and the moon are getting darker and darker
21:50 - Low light conditions give an exposure time of 1-3 sec at 800 ISO
21:50 - Low light conditions give an exposure time of 1-3 sec at 800 ISO
21:54 - It's now dark enough that stars become clearly visible
21:54 - It's now dark enough that stars become clearly visible
21:58 - From now on I keep the frame fixed to the stars so you may see the relative eastbound travel of the moon
21:58 - From now on I keep the frame fixed to the stars so you may see the relative eastbound travel of the moon
22:08 - The moon is now too dark for the autofocus of the camera - manual focus and higher ISOsettings are required
22:08 - The moon is now too dark for the autofocus of the camera - manual focus and higher ISOsettings are required
22:10 - Nearing the center of the totality. The two sides of the moon have now nearly the same brightnes
22:10 - Nearing the center of the totality. The two sides of the moon have now nearly the same brightnes
22:13 - The moon at the center of the cone of totality
22:13 - The moon at the center of the cone of totality
22:15 - Taking more pictures even while a spectactor tells me that the moon is too dark to take any pictures
22:15 - Taking more pictures even while a spectactor tells me that the moon is too dark to take any pictures
22:17 - Slowly the dark red moon travels eastbund relative to the stars
22:17 - Slowly the dark red moon travels eastbund relative to the stars
21:19 - The sky is nearly dark, but also the moon is dark.  I'm asked several times where the moon can be found
21:19 - The sky is nearly dark, but also the moon is dark. I'm asked several times where the moon can be found
22:21 - The right and the left side of the moon have about the sime brightnes
22:21 - The right and the left side of the moon have about the sime brightnes
22:23 - My last shot, 10 minutes after the middle of the eclipse
22:23 - My last shot, 10 minutes after the middle of the eclipse