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"Blood Moon" - Total Lunar Eclipse - 4 of 4

 

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Sunday, September 27, 2015 @ 6:00 PM

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

La Casa Del Zorro - Desert Resort & Spa

Address: 3845 Yaqui Pass Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004

 

Stargazing Event Free to the Public!!

 

Drive out and enjoy the show with us!!

or

Stargazing Package

$189/night*

 

Enjoy the event in style and take advantange of the Resort Stargazing Package which includes:
 

● Deluxe room accommodations
● Early check-in and late check-out
● American Breakfast for two
●Use of hotel telescope provided during your stay

●*Rates begin at $189/night +8% tax +$25 resort fee

Event Description:

 

This is it!! The last Lunar Eclipse of the 2014-2015 Tetrad!! Don't miss you chance to take that awesome Blood Moon shot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever tried taking pictures of the moon but ended up with a washed out white ball instead? Well this is your chance to really get up close and take the Moon shot you've always wanted.

 

We will be setting up a 4" Stellarvue SV105T Apochromatic Telelscope and pointing it at the Moon for the entire duration of the eclipse.

 

Canon & Nikon DSLR users are in luck! We provide adatpter that allow you to mount your DSLR directly to the scope giving you the opportunity to take some awesome shots! 

 

Click Here to see some of the images that users captured during the April Lunar Eclipse.

 

 

Event                                      Time in San Diego Area 

 

Penumbral Eclipse begins                    

Partial Eclipse begins                          

Moon Rise                                         

Total Eclipse begins - RED                  

Maximum Eclipse - RED                      

Total Eclipse ends - RED                     

Partial Eclipse ends                            

Penumbral Eclipse ends                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:11 PM

6:07 PM

6:36 PM

7:11 PM

7:47 PM

8:23 PM 

9:27 PM

10:22 PM 

Contact Information:

 

Maxwell Palau

 

Cell & Text: (619) 770-5255

Email: mxpalau@stardude.org

 

 

Recommened Items to Take:

 

Canon DSLR

Nikon DSLR

Tripod

Telephoto Lens

Water

 

 

Progression and Apparent Motion

 

What is a Total Lunar Eclipse?

 

The Moon does not have its own light, but shines because its surface reflects the Sun's rays. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth's shadow blocks all the Sun's light from directly reaching the Moon's surface.

 

Eclipses of the Moon happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned to form an almost or exact straight line. The technical term for this is syzygy, which comes from the Greek word for being paired together.

 

 

The Moon Looks Red!

 

Even though the Earth completely blocks sunlight from directly reaching the surface of the Moon, the Moon is still visible to the naked eye during a total lunar eclipse. This is because the Earth's atmosphere refracts sunlight and indirectly lights up the Moon's surface.

 

 

What is Earthshine?

 

The Earth's atmosphere, removes or blocks parts of the sunlight's spectrum leaving only the longer wavelengths. Because of this, a totally eclipsed Moon usually looks red.

2014 – 2015 Lunar Tetrad

 

This September 27th eclipse is the fourth in a tetrad, a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 – 2015.