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End of Lunar Eclipse
(San Francisco, California, USA)
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ylw-text.gif Unusual stellar events are prime candidates for great photographs. In this case, a lunar exclipse on a clear night provided a surreal scene from the top of Mt. Tamalpais, near San Francisco. The first exposure of the city was 60 seconds at 400mm, f5.6. The second exposure of the moon was six seconds, longer than the typical 1/125 second, to compensate for it being in the Earth's shadow. The rotation of the Earth will cause the moon (or stars) to appear smudged (or a light trail), when exposures exceed seven seconds. So, be careful with trying to over-expose the moon to make it brighter.

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Credit: Dan Heller
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Caption-Abstract: Unusual stellar events are prime candidates for great photographs. In this case, a lunar exclipse on a clear night provided a surreal scene from the top of Mt. Tamalpais, near San Francisco. The first exposure of the city was 60 seconds at 400mm, f5.6. The second exposure of the moon was six seconds, longer than the typical 1/125 second, to compensate for it being in the Earth's shadow. The rotation of the Earth will cause the moon (or stars) to appear smudged (or a light trail), when exposures exceed seven seconds. So, be careful with trying to over-expose the moon to make it brighter.
By-line: Dan Heller
City: San Francisco
Copyright Notice: Photo (c) www.danheller.com
Province-State: California
Keywords: west coast, city, moon, california, western states, san francisco, nite
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
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