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Friday, April 26, 2013

Photos from the April 25th mini-eclipse of the moon

I'm not usually an astrophotographer, but the little lunar eclipse of April 25 was too nice not to capture. I admit, I underestimated its charm. Only about 1.4% of the moon was eclipsed, the moon sliding just beneath the shadow of the earth as it waxed full. But the little nibble out of its north libm was quite a tasty morsel. Here are a few of my photos taken from Mitzpe Ramon. Which do you like best?

Seen through our Acacia tree.

Around maximum eclipse. Note the notch to the upper left.

This is closest to what the eclipse looked like.

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1 comment:

  1. Ira, thanks for taking and posting these marvelous photos! Now I don't feel so bad about having missed the little eclipse.
    Wishing you Shabbat shalom from Harei Yerushalaim.



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