Did some of your eclipse shots look turquoise?
The source of the turquoise is ozone. Prof. Richard Keen, an atmospheric scientist from the University of Colorado explains: “During a lunar eclipse, most of the light illuminating the Moon passes through the stratosphere, and is reddened by scattering. However, light passing through the upper stratosphere penetrates the ozone layer, which absorbs red light and actually makes the passing light ray bluer!” This can be seen, he says, as a turquoise fringe around the red.
Members, send us one of you lunar eclipse photos (m dot packer at yahoo dot com) and we’ll post here. People shots welcome too
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Above Michael Packer Moon Spica Mars
Above Michael Packer Full Eclipse At Maximum
Above Mark Striebeck: Lunar Eclipse with Spica
Above Mark Striebeck Image of Near Full Eclipse with Spica
Above Terry Kahl Eclipse Enhanced
Marilyn Perry Partial Eclipse 12:06AM
Marilyn Perry Full Eclipse 1:01 AM
Paul Summers: Eclipsed Moon with star Spica and planet Mars at upper right
Paul Mahany: Full Eclipse using 6″ @ F 4.85 ISO 400, 15sec
Mark Scrivener: Eclipse with Spica. 80mm F/7 refractor, no tracking.
Marion Barker & Paul Colby: Canon 3Ti 4sec ISO400 & SCT 1sec ISO 800.
Paul Kohlmiller: Eclipse and Spica
Paul Kohlmiller: Eclipse, Spica, and Mars
Bob Taylor: 5DIII at 560mm (200-400 1.4x Canon)
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Nice shots everyone.