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Aug. 16, 2008
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  Summary: On August 16, 2008, the Moon moved through Earth's red shadow for an 81% partial lunar eclipse. The event was visible from parts of every continent except North America. [map] [details]
  Photographer, Location, Date Larger images Comments

William Chin,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Aug. 17, 2008
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Unbelieved to see the red color from the lunar dark side. Taken using mod 350D + 80mm APO f/7 telescope.

Anthony Ayiomamitis,
Northeastern outskirts of Athens, Greece.
Aug. 16, 2008
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Dr Phillips, The year's fourth eclipse and second lunar eclipse went out with a bang, for Luna put on an impressive display during the course of approximately three hours involving changes in phase, intensity and colouration. It is most unfortunate that a good portion of western Europe was overcast with heavy clouds or rains. In spite of the fact that the depth of the partial eclipse was 81%, a hint of red was visible in the eclipsed disk well before maximum totality and when the disk was only 50% within the umbral shadow. At maximum, the eclipsed disk was quite dark with only a trace of light and, as indicated by the attached photo at maximum, a long exposure (3.2 seconds at ISO 200) was required. Please find attached two sample results (with more on the way). The first image is the partial totality at maximum and which required a 3.2" exposure. The second attachment is the impressive umbral shadow which often is overlooked when presenting lunar eclipse images and which illustrates the umbral cone in action. Further details in relation to these images are available at and . It is unfortunate that we must wait nearly six months for the next eclipse and whose path of annularity is in Indonesia. Clear skies and best wishes from Greece! Anthony.

Elias Chasiotis,
Markopoulo, Greece.
Aug. 16, 2008
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The fact that most of the moon was covered by earth's umbra gave the impression of a near total lunar eclipse. Just some minutes after maximum, a star appeared from the eclipsed limb. William Optics Zenithstar 105, Canon 450D (Xsi).

Siamak Sabet,
Tehran, Iran
Aug. 17, 2008

Photo details: Canon EOS 350D digital camera Iso: 100 Tel: 70mm acro Exposure Time: 1/250S

Albert Engert,
Uengershausen,BY, Germany
Aug. 16, 2008
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Lunar Eclipse from Uengershausen In Bavarian Germany. Photo details: Canon 450d ASA 100 15sec. 200/1000 Newton.

Robert Hoetink,
Enschede The Netherlands
Aug. 16, 2008
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To be honest, it wasn't quiet as spectacular because it was only 81 %. The most exiting thing seen from The Netherlands was, that at moonrise he showed up above the horizon orange coloured, and 2 hours later it was orange again. From orange to orange I would call these to combined photo's. Nikon D200, 300 mm. lens

more images: from Mustafa Erol of Antalya, Turkey; from Pavol Rapavy of Rimavska Sobota, Slovakia; from Saied Bahrami Nezhad of Shahzadeh garden in Mahan, Kerman, Iran; from Jacob Kuiper of Heesch, The Netherlands; from Helio C. Vital of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; from Sandeep of Singapore; from Willian Souza of Sao Paulo, Brazil; from SPACE c b devgun of New Delhi, India; from Tahir Sisman of Kocaeli, Turkey