Photos here show the lunar eclipse of August 28, 2007, at approximately five-minute intervals. Photos were digiscoped in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA at latitude 42.30 deg N, longitude 83.77 deg W. Local time of sunrise was 6:56am EDT; local time of moonset was 6:59am EDT. The camera, a Nikon Coolpix 4800, was hand held against the 20-60X zoom eyepiece of a spotting scope normally used for birding, my Bausch & Lomb Elite 80 ED. Magnification for all photos was 60 power.
Eclipse event times for the morning of August 28, 2007, are shown in the table below. See lunar eclipse details and illustrations at the following web sites:
Annotated, larger pictures are below. You can click on any picture below to get an even larger, full-sized version (1598x1598).
10:50pm EDT - full moon, six hours before beginning of eclipse
4:47am EDT - four minutes before beginning of eclipse (penumbra visible)
4:53am EDT - two minutes after beginning of partial eclipse (umbral contact)
5:48am EDT - four minutes before beginning of totality
5:49am EDT - three minutes before beginning of totality
5:52am EDT - total eclipse begins
6:17am EDT - Moon barely visible; still 20 minutes from mid-eclipse
Ann Arbor, Michigan