Yesterday, on Oct. 28th, 2023, the Moon passed through the Earth’s shadow, bringing such a beautiful view to a partial lunar eclipse. Even if only 12 percent of the lunar disc was “floating” in the umbra, any telescope could reveal its dark reddish color. Its edge “touched” the large crater Tycho. I was lucky to see the entire phenomenon at the Tokaj vineyard, in Malá Trňa, Slovakia. Unfortunately, the wine has already been harvested 🙂
The whole passage of the Moon through the Earth’s umbra occurred between 19:35 and 20:52 UTC, plus the penumbral phases were visible dozens of minutes before and after the partial eclipse. So visually, the phenomenon was visible about 2 hours. These 2 hours are combined in the following composite image, where the central part means also the maximum of the eclipse at 20:14 UTC with about 12.2% big partial lunar eclipse. What a beautiful phenomenon.
Used Canon Ra, MTO 1100mm, 1.4x converter, ISO 800, HDR (exposures from 1/4s to 1/500), tracked on Vixen GP2 mount.