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Photographer:

Joe Carr

Email:

webmaster@astronomers.ca

Location of Photo:

Victoria, BC, Canada

Date/Time of photo:

Feb 20, 2008 5:59pm-7:23pm PST

Equipment:

Canon 30D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L telephoto operating at f/5.6, exposure times varied from 1/320 sec to 1/4 sec at ISO 1600, mounted on a Manfrotto 055 tripod with 141RC head (no tracking)

Description:

This composite image shows the partially eclipsed Moon rising through the clouds near the eastern horizon over Juan de Fuca Strait near Mount Baker in the USA. It was a sublime evening, with the reflection of the eclipsed Moon reflecting off the water. The weather only cleared about an hour before the eclipse started, but we experienced beautifully clear skies for the whole event. This was a public event held by Victoria Centre of the RASC at Cattle Point, which is a local dark area that offers wonderful eastern and southern views with little light pollution from the city.

Website:

http://rascvic.zenfolio.com/p214319020/

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