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For those who missed the Geminid Meteor Shower this past week, there is another stellar event coming up for those who will be around to view it. Between Italy, going east to the middle of China, the Eclipse will not be visible. That includes me, who will still be in the sandy section of the blackout region.

Please see links here.

Tips for photo:

- ISO will be important since you will be taking various phases of the moon, while it is giving dynamic lighting throughout all the phases. Leave Auto White Balancing on.

- If you shoot in monochrome, i will hurt you with a blunt object. This is not a Solar Eclipse.

- Shutter speed will affect the amount of light you're gonna get, but if you have a slower shutter speed, you better have a tripod.

- You can catch this with ANY zoom lenses, anything 250mm range and above will do the trick, but remember to have a tripod as movement of your hand will seriously blur your pics.

I will be unable to shoot this, as i'm on the other side of the world. Lets see some great photos...good luck! It should be during the daytime in the states, so it will hopefully be warmer than shooting at night.

Cheers,

Gigalisk
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post #2 of 43
I saw one of these a few months ago in the uk, it was really strange.
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Yah...look at it this way: Imagine you are on the moon. That would mean that you are experiencing a Solar eclipse. HOWEVER, the sun actually because of distance and size, will still create a bigger circle in the sky than the earth would. The orange glow that you would see on the moon is actually the sunrise/sunset on the edge of the earth.
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What's wrong with monochrome? I took a few moon shots and I liked the BW version better.

I reject your blunt object and slice you with my sharpest lens
    
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post #5 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by citruspers View Post
What's wrong with monochrome? I took a few moon shots and I liked the BW version better.

I reject your blunt object and slice you with my sharpest lens
.___________________________________.

You make me disappointed.

Thanks OP. I'll try to check it out. 55-250mm isn't enough reach IMO for sharp pictures, but I'll see what I can get.

    
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Quote:
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What's wrong with monochrome? I took a few moon shots and I liked the BW version better.

I reject your blunt object and slice you with my sharpest lens
I will agree on the point that Lunar Photos look great in Monochrome! HOWEVER, the Lunar Eclipse is one of those events where you want to see ALL the colors! Trust me, the orange and red hues will be worth the extra space on your SD Card.
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post #7 of 43
Hmmm yeah sadly 55- 200 just isn't great for moon shots but if I can get the quality good enough I can crop... Yay for interval timing shooting.
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Its going to be cloudy/snowing again. This is why I hate Michigan weather sometimes.
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AH ****

Snow started just now.

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I want to see solar eclipse. I remember one in 1997 or 1998 ( i was in Europe)
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