10 December 2011 A partial lunar eclipse at sunset
by Lorenzo Comolli
Italy was not the best place to
observe this lunar eclipse: the Moon rised a few minutes after the
sunset and the eclipse phase was near the end of partial egress.
Nevertheless I've tried to image this event from the countryside of my
town. The Moon rised over far mountains near Como, not directly visible
due to haze. Here are three images, that show the partially eclipsed
Moon rising over some buildings of Tradate.
The Moon rising over Pre-Alpes
near Como, Italy. Maybe this is Monte Bollettone. The two building at
left are Villa Citterio and Maugeri clinic (behind). Canon 350D, Sigma 18-200 used at 200 mm f/11, 400 ISO, 1.3 s exp, imaged at 16.01 UT.
The same building of above, but with different perspective. The yellow building at right is the Barbara Melzi institute. Canon 350D, Sigma 18-200 used at 200 mm f/11, 400 ISO, 0.5 s exp, imaged at 16.03 UT.
The main church of Tradate, Santo Stefano, illuminated, and at right the Pavoni institute. Canon 350D, Sigma 18-200 used at 200 mm f/11, 400 ISO, 2.5 s exp, imaged at 16.10 UT.