Lunar Eclipse - December 10, 2011

5:05 AM 5:25 AM 5:35 AM 5:45 AM
5:55 AM 6:05 AM 6:15 AM 6:25 AM

The above sequence shows the movement of the earth's shadow over the moon during this eclipse.  From the vantage point of the observatory, the moon disappeared behind some trees at 6:30 am.

The event timings for this eclipse were: Partial Eclipse Begins - 5:45 AM, Total Eclipse Begins - 7:05 AM, Mid-Eclipse 7:32 AM, Total Eclipse Ends - 7:47 AM, and Partial Eclipse Ends - 9:18 AM.  (All times are in MST.)



6:50 AM MST
Mead, Colorado

Exposure Data


Optics and Camera

Nikon D7000
70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G

Processing Tools

Photoshop CS5

Lunar Eclipse - 12/10/2011, 6:50 am. Copyright 2011 Richard McCoy

The image above was taken at 6:50 AM; shortly before the beginning of total eclipse.  Within a few minutes the moon was gone from view.