Lunar Eclipse April 2015

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The first Lunar eclipse of the year was on the morning of April 4th 2015.  For south California, the Moon was visible most of it 6 hour eclipse duration that started on 2.01 AM and ended just after it set around 6.46 AM at Sunrise.

The visible part of the phenomena took place on 3.15 AM

The Lunar eclipse after 3.15 AM on April 4th-2015
The Lunar eclipse after 3.15 AM on April 4th-2015
The town near by, Simi valley, had the normal light pollution. The weather wasn’t humid enough to lower the quality of observation. There were little to no clouds and the temperature around the 15s Celsius degrees (60s F degree). The winds were less than 18 on the valley near the ground. However, from the Santa Susana Pass in which those photographs were taken, the  winds were at high speed, and increased the chill factor. The direction of the wind weren’t coherent near the trail head, however, from the peak, the winds coming from North, North East.

Simi Valley
Simi Valley
The eclipse was crawling on the Moon, as those set of pictures shows. The pictures were taken in different exposures. The longer exposure to show the redness color on the Moon, and the shorter exposure to show the brightness and shadow differences during the events.

The Moon still have most of it's full Moon luminosity still.
The Moon still have most of it’s full Moon luminosity still.
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
A wider view again of the Lunar Eclipse April 2015
A wider view again of the Lunar Eclipse April 2015
How it looked like to the eye. Lunar Eclipse April 2015
How it looked like to the eye. Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Over exposed image to show the redness color casting on the Moon
Over exposed image to show the redness color casting on the Moon
And the rest of the upcoming set is the images before reaching the eclipse totally at 5 AM at local time.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
And here is a photograph of what it looked like as it get closer to totally

Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 above Simi Valley
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 over Simi Valley.
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 over Simi Valley.
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 over Simi Valley
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 over Simi Valley
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Near totallty over the Simi Valley
Near totallty over the Simi Valley
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
Lunar Eclipse April 2015
The next set of images were taken after 5 Am and it show the end of the eclipse as the bright light from the Sun start to get near.

One of the most beautiful thing in this eclipse form this location is the chances to observe the phenomena and photograph it at Dawn light and colors. The eclipse looked so beautiful with the morning light and sunrise colors.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise time
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise time
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
The last and next three images show the contrast of Earth shadow, The Lunar eclipse, the landscape and the horizon with the Sunrise colors, and the Moon is setting.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise. Moon set.
Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise. Moon set.
Aside from this, the Sunrise was beautiful as always, and while  the eclipse was happening, I get the chances to observe The new Nova at Sagittarius and Comet Love joy close to the Cassiopeia constellation on Sunrise time.

Until the next sky event…

 

Santa Susana Pass

California

April 4th 2015

-Ahmad

 

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