June 19, 2011

Total Lunar Eclipse

eclipsed moon in front of the milky way.
27 minutes after start of totality.
stages of the eclipse. not true representation of the path of the moon.
12 minutes before start of totality.
27 minutes after start of totality.
time lapse. gaps and inconsistency is due to clouds and variable exposures.
occultation of star 51 ophiuchi by the moon. visible because of the eclipse. 

time-lapse video.

the total lunar eclipse from Majkhali, near Ranikhet. 15-16 June 2011. managed to get some shots before the clouds completely took over the proceedings a few minutes after the start of totality.