Lunar Eclipse, Oct-2014

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The Lunar eclipse this morning started after midnight with Earth’s Penumbral closing in. The event wasn’t very noticeable to the eye until the partial eclipse started a little after 2 am Los Angeles area time.

Around 2 am.
Around 2 am.

The eclipse continued until the total eclipse took place around 3:30 am. The landscape was lit up all night by the bright Moon light, however, everything become really dark when the event reached its peak,  and the stars filled up the sky more since the light pollution from the Moon was absent at the peak of the total eclipse.

Near 3:30 am
Near 3:30 am
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Totality
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~3:30 am
 

The temperature of the place of which I observed the lunar eclipse had a good weather temperature, and little wind, an ideal situation. The temperature was around 17C (~62F).

The visible eclipse or the partial eclipse ended around 5:30 am. And the event finished an hour after.

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4:48 am
5:31 am
5:31 am
5:51 am.
5:51 am.
The observation and the experience were beautiful as always with any astronomical or celestial phenomena.  There were 3 shooting stars passed by, they part of the Orionid meteor shower based on their radiant source and path.

This year, two lunar eclipses took place, the one earlier this year on April was logged and can be found here.

Another eclipse will take place this year, this time it will be solar. The solar eclipse will be in Oct 23rd – 2014.

Santa Susana Pass, California

Oct – 8th -2014

-Ahmad