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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, June 5, 2020

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 04:56 PM

After several overcast and rainy days we were lucky to get clear skies tonight for the partial penumbral eclipse. Considering that the eclipse only had a penumbral magnitude of 0.57, we wondered whether it would be visible at all. Although it wasn't what you would call spectacular, the moon definitely had a five-o'clock-shadow, which we could see both with unaided eyes and with 10x30 binoculars.

 

We made two shots with a Lumix TZ-81. The first is an HDR picture made around 19:10 UT that shows the surrounding farmland from where we observed. The second shot was made at mid-eclipse at 19:26 UT. White balance was set to daylight, the strong yellow tint comes from the moon still hanging low in the sky.

 

Partial Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, June 5, 2020

The barely eclipsed moon rising over farmland at 19:10 UT

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Partial Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, June 5, 2020

The moon at mid-eclipse at 19:26 UT

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