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Shadow in Shadow

By Alexbalix
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What you are seeing here is the shadow of Mauna Kea ( 13,796' ) on the earths atmosphere. Inside that shadow is the lunar eclipse that took place on 2/20/08.

Because of how far west Hawaii is we missed most of the eclipse. What we did see rose at sunset and created a very unique sight.

This is only one frame out of a 1126 frame time lapse I took of the eclipse. The whole time lapse can be viewed here [link]


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7thLibra's avatar
ArcaneWorlds's avatar
It's funny: I first saw that photograph over at Astronomy Picture of the Day. I then clicked the link to your video hosted at vimeo.com where I saw that you're also a member of deviantART. ;-)

I just want to thank you for your effort and for sharing such a beautiful and unique experience with others. I love the video and the music you used for it.
Alexbalix's avatar
Hehe, yea I am all over the place. Your welcome on the video, I am very glad you liked it. Thank you!
shuttermonkey's avatar
Stunning i love the colors and depth
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fiddlefox's avatar
Very impressive
I particularly loved the animation you put together of all your frames.
Top quality.
Alexbalix's avatar
Thanks, I was amazed it worked out so well. :hug:
fiddlefox's avatar
showed the animation to even both of my parents.
they had the same reaction.
anaid4b's avatar
wonderful!!!!! i love it :)
PaulineFrench's avatar
So the video is just a thousand + photographs taken of the eclipse without moving the camera? It was an absolutely beautiful job. The sunset, with the shadow and moon just a bit after this frame was incredible. I wish you could have had more of the eclipse to see. That would have been insanely breath taking, which is hard to imagine since this already is.
Alexbalix's avatar
Thats basically it, a bunch of photos playing at 30 frames a second. Well I was lucky enough to see the totality of a different lunar eclipse last year, but the time lapse did not work out very well. I am glad I got it this time around because there won't be another one in the US for another two years. Thank you for the great comment, I am glad you liked it.
tlbendele's avatar
wow... that's cool. Great job on the video too
AshleyxBrooke's avatar
wow so beautiful! And just the person i wanted to talk to. hop in iphotograph when u get the chance! please:bucktooth:
walkingfish's avatar
This is just gorgeous. There's a quiet serenity about the piece...great job :thumbsup:
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