Total Lunar Eclipse(Jul 16, 2000)

Date & Time: Jul 16 2000, 22:33 JST(+0900), 10sec Exp.
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC (f=1800mm, F9.0)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Camera: VIXEN VX-1
Film: Fujicolor Super G Ace 800
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

Total lunar eclipse
on Jul 16, 2000
Saros seriesNo. 129, Mmeber: 38 of 71
Maximum magnitude1.768
Start of Penumbral19:48.3 JST (+0900)
Start of Umbral20:57.6 JST (+0900)
Start of Totality22:02.3 JST (+0900)
Maximum eclipse22:56.3 JST (+0900)
End of Totality23:48.8 JST (+0900)
End of Umbral24:53.6 JST (+0900)
End of Penumbral26:02.7 JST (+0900)
At East Asia and Oceania, an extraordinary good conditioned total lunar eclipse was observed on Jul 16 to 17. Because the Moon crossed almost the center of Earth's shadow, the totality reached an hour and 47 minutes, it's a historic long-time lunar eclipse.
This picture shows you a close-up image of the totally eclipsed Moon, we could enjoy an illusory view of tanned Moon through naked eyes and binoculars.

I've provided several other impressive images of this splendid sky event on and after next page. Please check those without forgetting !

Magnitude of eclipse 40% (Jul 28, 1999)

Progress of Lunar Eclipse (Jul 16, 2000)

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