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Total lunar eclipse - 27.7.2018 at 22.40 - 28.7.2018 at 00.00 Lieksa Observation number 75880

Visibility IV / V

The lunar eclipse had apparently been drummed in the media, at least enough, because there were a surprising number of people flocking to Paalasmaa in Juua to see the phenomenon. I was in traffic with Karri Pasanen, and we had to find ourselves in the wrong place. So a quick change in plans was in place. We drove to Paalasmaa ferry, where a fair ferry driver canceled to pick us up again, because we arrived at the beach last time. Thank you very much in that direction.

So, “suddenly,” clouds had appeared in the sky, of which not even the weather reports or radars really knew anything. However, there was little hope in the direction of Koli to see the lunar eclipse as it brightened, so we walked to Akka-Koli stations. There we were awaited by at least dozens of eclipse waiters sitting on the slopes and cliff, but we clapped smoothly together to wait for the phenomenon to appear. The test exposures pre-set the camera settings, and more waiting .... Eventually something red appeared in the sky, barely separated by the naked eye, it somehow faded into the camera cell. We had time to take a few pictures before the clouds filled the sky.

Not an actual spectacle in terms of spectacle, so filming on a warm summer night is always nice.

The image is a vertical panorama taken at 98mm focal lengths, using four images to capture the landscape. The image of the moon is taken from the same place with a focal length of 280mm and attached to the panoramic image.

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Comments: 4 pcs
Tuikku Asikainen - 28.7.2018 at 12.35 Report this

Onpa kaunis kokonaisuus <3


Marko Pekkola - 28.7.2018 at 13.31 Report this

Fantastinen maisema onnistuneella pääosan esittäjällä.

Pirjo Koski - 28.7.2018 at 13.46 Report this

Todella vaikuttavaa jälkeä. Onnittelut :)

Tuomo Arovainio - 28.7.2018 at 17.13 Report this

Kiitokset vain jokaiselle kommentoijalle erikseen :)

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