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  Summary: On March 3, 2007, the Moon entered the heart of Earth's shadow producing a red and turquoise lunar eclipse visible from parts of all seven continents. [map] [animation] [Science@NASA story]
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Gary J. Cooper,
New York City
Mar. 3, 2007
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Forecasts for uncooperative weather in New York City were thankfully inaccurate. An amazing vision as the moon in complete totality rose over the Manhattan Bridge and the East River!

Photo details: Nikon D100, ISO 200, 10 second exposure

Eva Seidenfaden,
Trier, Germany
Mar. 4, 2007
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It was a fairly bright eclipse, but what surprised me most were the incredible blue and turquoise shades of Earth's penumbra. Photographs do not do it justice.

Tunc Tezel,
Kas, Antalya, Turkey
Mar. 4, 2007

This passage of the Moon through the shadow of the Earth starts at 2130 UT, with roughly 5-minute intervals during most of the eclipse (and 10-minute intervals during totality), ending 3 hours 45 minutes later, at 0115 UT.

Photo details: I used a Canon EOS 300D and a Meade 8" LX10 SCT with a focal reducer to take the pictures. This gave a focal length and ratio of 1250 mm f/6.3, just perfect for a digital SLR. The camera was set to ISO 100 for all exposures. For the partial eclipse (showing only sunlit Moon) the exposures were around 1/250-1/30 seconds. For the deep partials, 2 to 20 seconds and for the total eclipse all were 20-second exposures.

Anthony Ayiomamitis,
Northeastern outskirts of Athens, Greece
Mar. 3, 2007
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I have been following with GREAT interest the discussion surrounding colors of the latest eclipse. Having taken over 100 images up to the end of totality, I have also uncovered a wealth of colouration during the various stages of the eclipse and which have been assembled into a mosaic. It seems each phase of the eclipse had its own particular shade of colour.

Stephane Guisard,
Paranal Observatory, Chile
Mar. 3, 2007
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Chaplet of telescopes (the 4 Auxiliary Telescopes of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer) and Moons....

Philippe Morel,
Syracusa, Italy
Mar. 4, 2007
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Photo details: Canon 10D, Celestron Nexstar 5-inch telescope stopped at f/10. Three pictures composited, 10 sec, 6 sec and 3 sec exposure on 800 ISO equivalent sensibility.

John Talbot,
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK
Mar. 3, 2007

I was interested to see Luigi Fiorentino's images of the penumbra using subtraction of two images taken before and after the Moon entered the penumbra: see gallery page 6. This image is an image I took at 21:22:30 UT when the Moon was almost completely within the penumbra yet was 7 minutes away from entering the umbra (21:29:58 UT at my site). The darkening of the penumbra towards the direction of the Earth's umbra is clearly visible.

Photo details: Canon Ixus 750 compact digital camera at the eyepiece of a 200mm f/4 Newtonian telescope. 1/320s exposure at f/2.8. ISO 50, focal length 7.7mm.

Ivan Goncalves,
Nimes, France
Mar. 3, 2007

This image of the shadow of the Earth is calculated with some pictures of the recent moon eclipse (03/03/2007). Each image of the eclipsed moon was divided by the image of the full moon (reference) to eliminate the variation of reflection light. The curve of light was then extended on all surface of the shadow. the umbra is to amplify 1000 times compared to penumbra.

Photo details: Celestron 8 + Nikon D70 digital camera.

Ali Matinfar,
Maranjab desert, Iran
Mar. 5, 2007
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Photo details: Yashica analog camera, Konica film, asa 400

Denis Joye,
Boulogne near Paris (France)
Mar. 3, 2007

This movie is made of 2 pictures captured during the eclipse (first contact and second contact with earth shadow). It shows the changing aspect of moon under parallactic effect. It gives an evaluation of the angle between earth polar axis and lunar orbit at eclipse time.

Doug Zubenel,
Powell Observatory near Louisburg, Kansas.
Mar. 3, 2007
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Monsieur Murphy must have been on vacation tonight as we had crystal clear skies for the rising eclipse. This is a 2 second exposure @ f/11 with a 135mm Nikkor lens on Fuji Velvia 50.

Josť Serrano Agustoni,
Macať - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Mar. 3, 2007
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Clear weather favoured this beautiful spetacle. We made a star party with more than 30 neighbours to watch the eclipsed moon.

Luis Santana,
Stargeezer Star Party at Garland, Texas
Mar. 3, 2007

Was taking pictures of the Lunar Eclipse during a Star Party when I saw a plane crossing the face of the eclipsed Moon.

Photo details: Pentax Optio digital camera. Afocal Photograph using an Orion 6in Dobsonian with a 25mm Plossl eyepiece.

more images: from Csaba Hadhazi of Csaba Hadhazi, Hajduhadhaz, HUNGARY; from Alain BUISSON of Nanteuil Les Meaux France 60km east of Paris; from Alan C Tough of Birnie, Moray, Scotland; from Domenico Licchelli of Gagliano del Capo, Italy;