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The lunar eclipse of December 10, 2011 occurred with the moon just entering total eclipse as the Moon set over the Continental Divide of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. This image was obtained at 6:48 AM, 22 minutes before sunrise and 17 minutes before the beginning of totality. The cloud-capped mountain below center is 13,294 foot James Peak, and just off the left edge is Parry Peak.
The image was Astronomy Picture of the Day http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111224.html on December 24, 2011.
Technical. Canon 1D Mark IV, 16-megapixel digital camera, Canon 300 mm f/2.8 L IS lens. Exposure: f/6.3, ISO 100, two frame exposure high dynamic range: 1/10 and 1-second. Full frame image, no crop.
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