Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Total Lunar Eclipse, The View From Palmer, Alaska

It was pretty spectacular.


You can click on the picture for a larger image.


It was crisp and very cold out and we had a great view out the sunroom window looking straight across the MatSu Valley at the moon above Pioneer Peak.  I mounted the camera on the tripod and kept stepping outside to snap time exposure pictures, then back inside to warm up.  Taken with the Nikon D5000. F-stop 5.6. ISO 2000. 4 sec exposure. 300mm Nikor lens.  Only photoshopping is some cropping.


  1. Pretty. And awesome. Pretty awesome, Jim! thanks for sharing it with us.


  2. Very nice Jim. I hope to get mine up later today, after work.

  3. I was going to call you so you could stand outside at 5* and not me. My shoe froze to the deck and my hand to the tripod. Thanks for the shot.

  4. I live in West Michigan. We had a major astronomical event. It was overcast. As usual.

    Nothing to see, move along, move along.

    Dr. Phil

    supsuct -- those under krimnal investmentgations

  5. And our viewing in Southern California was rained out.

    Are you building any arks in the woodshop?


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