Twilight Eclipse

Twilight's Eclipse behind Centre 2000 Sundial at Muskoseepi Park - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 10, 2011: Twilight's Eclipse behind Centre 2000 Sundial :D It was a cold morning with strong wind, making it difficult to take long-exposure photos.

Grande Prairie Total Lunar Eclipse

Depending on where you live, the total lunar eclipse takes place on either December 10 or December 11 during twilight hours. The following total lunar eclipse photos were taken at Grande Prairie Centre 2000 at dawn prior to sunrise on December 10, 2011 around 7:30am. The moon turned orange red as it progressed through the eclipse. :D Actually the full moon disappeared completely for about 2 minutes without any trace of orange red colour during total eclipse.

Total Lunar Eclipse at Centre 2000 Millenium Sundial in GP Muskoseepi Park During Twilight Hours - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 10, 2011: A total lunar eclipse was observed at Centre 2000 Millenium Sundial in Grande Prairie Muskoseepi Park during twilight hours. Very cold with wind blowing directly to my face through the circular window of the sundial.

WHO KNEW? The next total lunar eclipse won’t be here till April 15, 2014. Most America will see that, but not people in northeast. For the next total lunar eclipse visible to the entire America continent, you’ll have to wait till January 21, 2019. Lunar eclipse is safe to view with naked eyes, unlike solar eclipse. There had been four partial solar eclipses this year. One full total solar eclipse is expecting next year on November 13, 2012; however, it can only be seen in remote parts of northern Australia. The next total solar eclipse that can be seen in America won’t be until August 21, 2017. Nevertheless, the next annular solar eclipse over the USA falls on Sunday, May 20, 2012. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the sun, but the lunar disk is not quite wide enough to cover the entire sun, creating a “Ring of Fire” or a “black hole” in the center of the sun.


Twilight's Total Lunar Eclipse at Centre 2000 Millenium Sundial at Dawn - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 10, 2011: Twilight's Eclipse with Vanlishing Moon :D

Orange Hue of a Total Lunar Eclipse at Centre 2000 Millenium Sundial at Muskoseepi Park During Winter Sunrise Hours - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 10, 2011: Progress of a total lunar eclipse in orange hue. Very cold with windchill. Couldn't sit still for photo taking. :(

How do you make the moon disappear? Someone joked, saying “Pull your pants up!” I guess that will be a double moon?!?! ò.ó Alternately, pull your pants down to see the eclipse?!?! ò.ó

Reappearance of the Moon during Total Lunar Eclipse at GP Muskoseepi Park at Dawn - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 10, 2011: The moon started to brighten again during the latter half of a total lunar eclipse.

Twilight Eclipse at GP Muskoseepi Park Centre 2000 Sundial in early morning - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 10, 2011: Toward the end of lunar eclipse...time flies.

Total Lunar Eclipse at GPA during breaking dawn - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 10, 2011: Lunar eclipse seen from GPA

Near the end of Total Lunar Eclipse at GP Airport during twilight hours - Downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 10, 2011: Near the end ot a total lunar eclipse at Grande Prairie Airport

Map

Exact location is indicated by Green Arrow.

View Larger Map

Leave a Reply