Jeff's March 3rd, 2007 Lunar Eclipse Page
Hi, my name is Jeff, and welcome to my "Lunar Eclipse" Page!
On the evening of Saturday, March 3rd, 2007, my friend Doug and I went out to a site near us in Downers Grove, IL to view and photograph the eclipse. For more lunar eclipse information click here.
The Clear Sky Clock for Lombard was calling for mostly cloudy skies early, then clearing around midnight so we decided to give it a try anyway.  We arrived at the site around 5:30 PM and quickly set up.  Earlier the clouds looked like they were starting to break up a little, but upon arriving, the skies overhead were mostly cloudy with only a few small patches of clear sky above.  We were there for almost an hour and the skies had not cleared at all, so somewhere around 6:30 we decided to pack up and leave.  As we were packing up, Doug noticed what looked like a piece of the Moon pop out from behind the clouds.  We waited a few minutes and the Moon did indeed appear, although it was already out of the total eclipse stage and in partial eclipse with only around 25% of the Moon still in eclipse.  I was able to get a couple of pictures of the partially eclipsed Moon.
Here are some of my pictures of Saturday night's partially eclipsed Moon.   ENJOY!!

The 3/3/07 Lunar Eclipse in Partial Stage at 6:55 PM





The pictures above were taken with a Sony Mavica MVC-CD1000 Digital Camera held up to the 25mm eyepiece (28x) of a Meade 70mm refractor telescope.  This is called afocal coupling or afocal astrophotography.
For visual observing, I was using a set of Celestron 15x70 Skymaster binoculars, a set of Meade 9x63 Roof-Prism Astronomy binoculars, and the Meade 70mm refractor.
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