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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
11:30 pm

Equipment Details:

Tripod-mounted Panasonic Lumix in manual exposure mode with x60 zoom magnification

Post-processing Details:

Photoshop Elements 15 - crop and register images and compile mosaic

Image Details:

Partial Eclipse of the Moon

On Tuesday there was a partial eclipse of the Moon all of which was visible from Africa. In Mutare the umbral phase, during which the shadow of the Earth is projected on to the Moon, commenced at 10.00 pm, reached a maximum of 65% at 11.30 pm and ended at 1.00 am. Viewing conditions were perfect with clear sky but very cold wind blowing from the north east. The accompanying 20 frame mosaic compiled from pictures taken between 10.00 and 11.30 pm show the moon being progressively covered by the Earth’s shadow until only 35 % remained.