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Created 21-Dec-10
Modified 21-Dec-10
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This is the first time in 372 years that the lunar eclipse has landed on the winter solstice so I guess you could say its a once in a lifetime experience. It was cold for fiddling with cameras, -20 Celsius, so I just shot from the backyard where I could sneak in for a warmup from time to time. A less light polluted environment would have worked even better.

The orange phase lasts for quite a long time but due to the longer exposures and difficulty focusing those photos are a bit blurry. The moon crosses the sky at a rate of 14.5 degrees per hour so in a telephoto lens the ‘creep’ is noticeable and also contributes to the blurriness. So, fun little diversion since I haven’t been shoot’n lately.