Undertoad Thursday Nov 4 12:04 PM
11/4/2004: Time-lapse photo of eclipse of the moon
glatt Thursday Nov 4 12:08 PM
Is that time lapse, or multiple exposure? [/nitpick]
Cyber Wolf Thursday Nov 4 01:10 PM
Elspode Thursday Nov 4 01:14 PM
I think it is a multiple exposure, centered on the point in the sky where the moon was to reach the deepest part of the eclipse, with exposure set to the necessary level to show the eclipse to best effect, having the result of showing a time-lapse sequence of the event from pre-penumbra entry to post-penumbra exit (that sounds kind of dirty, doesn't it?).
YellowBolt Thursday Nov 4 04:05 PM
I've been wondering when we'd be getting a lunar eclipse IOTD... sexy picture.
Cyber Wolf Thursday Nov 4 04:07 PM
If it was timelapse, wouldn't it show a solid line that went from bright white to red and back to white? I'd say it was multiple exposure because we see many clear images of the moon and see clear space where its moved in between.
glatt Thursday Nov 4 04:37 PM
I suppose I could actually look it up, but I think time lapse means that you make a movie out of multiple images, but you don't use the standard 16 or 24 frames per second rate. Instead, you lengthen the intervals between frames to your liking.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Nov 4 06:12 PM
It's a beautiful thing.
poohbearbeth Thursday Nov 4 07:04 PM
zippyt Thursday Nov 4 11:34 PM
Way COOL UT !!!!!!!
404Error Friday Nov 5 09:13 AM
This one was on the Earth Science POtD today. I think the multi-exposure/time lapse photo above is more impressive though.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Nov 5 07:38 PM
Going into the eclipse the Earths shadow engulfs it from the right. But coming out of the eclipse, the moon reappears at several strange angles, in the pictures.
Cyber Wolf Saturday Nov 6 08:10 AM
I don't think all those moons were photographed at the same location throughout. Otherwise, why would it wane into black, suddenly show up as red, then wax from black again?
404Error Saturday Nov 6 04:04 PM
Here's the caption to the picture from Earth Science POD above: