This is a long-exposure photograph of the total lunar eclipse of January 20, 2000.
The photographer provides these details:
Description: A single 4-hour exposure with a wide-angle lens captures the entire lunar eclipse. As the moon rises into the night sky and passes through the Earth's shadow, its light is dimmed and reddened. I took this photo from my back yard looking over my neighbor's house. Passing thin clouds -- lit by moonlight and city lights -- make the sky appear gray.
Date: January 20, 2000
Time: 7:45 P.M. to 11:45 P.M. MST
Location: the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 on fixed tripod
Film: Kodak Elite Chrome 100 slide
Lens: 24mm at f/16 with polarizing filter
Exposure time: 4 hours
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-10E
Copyright 2000 Joe Orman
Included here with permission.
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Last update: 2000 October 13
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