Lunar Eclipse Photos and Images May 2003
The last eclipse we saw was the wintry 2000 Solar Eclipse. This time it was a lunar eclipse on May 15, 2003, happening between 10pm and 2am. These pictures below were taken between 10:25pm and 10:37pm. It was VERY very cloudy that night and we had to drive 1/2 hour south to get these photos. Unfortunately even these were taken in a quick break in the clouds, and the moon was covered up after that point.
I took these directly with our digital camera!! It's a Sony F707, and this is fully zoomed in with the optical but NOT with the digital zoom. In the first photo you can see the clouds around the edges - that one I reduced the size of slightly so the picture with clouds wouldn't be huge. The other 3 are all at 100% size.
Note: I was trying all 3 settings of the "dot in center" spot meter button while taking numerous pictures. Two of the 3 came out "glowy" like in that cloud picture. The third setting came out perfectly crisp as you see below. Apparently it's the plus-in-the-center exact spot meter that works for lunar photography with this camera.
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