Saturday, June 6, 2020

June 6, 2020 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Last June 6th, I went up our roof deck at around 1:00am to observe and document the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse that is visible in our country. I setup my Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera on Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/11 and mounted on Vixen GP-DX mount. First contact occurred at around 01:45am and reaching maximum penumbral phase of 57% at around 03:25am. The southern limb of the Moon near the Tycho crater shows a lightly shaded area. I continue to image the eclipse till around 04:45am before clouds covered up the Moon which by that time is less than 5 deg above the western horizon. I pack up at around 5:00am.

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