About this Image
The partial lunar Eclipse on the last day of the year 2009 at the same time is a so called Blue Moon - the second full Moon in the month. Typically only once a year a Blue Moon is occurring.
Through fast moving clouds a short glimpse to the moon was possible. During the maximum eclipse the umbra only covered approx. 8% of the Moon's area.
Canon EF 100 mm lens at f/4
|Camera||Canon 40D modified in raw mode|
|Date||Dec 31, 2009 19h30 UT.|
|Sky Conditions||cloudy, temperature -5 C|
|Exposure||Combination of 5 exposures 1/180 sec at ISO 400 for eclipsed Moon with 1 exposure 8 sec at ISO 400 for the background.|
|Processing||Canon capture in remote connection, processing in PS CS3|