Lunar eclipse photos.

Earlier today there was a spectacular total eclipse of the moon that was easily visible here in West Palm Beach. Following are the photos I took of the eclipse as it unfolded.
To take these photos, I mounted my Canon Powershot camera on a tripod and set the zoom as far as it could go. I used some very slow shutter speeds to photograph the moon, starting with 1/200 of a second while the moon was still bright and switching to a slower speed of 5 seconds during the total eclipse.

1:42 a.m.
1:56 a.m.
2:00 a.m.
2:12 a.m.
2:30 a.m.
2:33 a.m.
 2:38 a.m.
2:44 a.m.
Total eclipse reached at approximately 2:45 a.m.
3:34 a.m..
4:04 a.m. The moonlight is beginning to return.

What an awesome way to observe the winter solstice.

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