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The Eclipse in One Picture | by Mona Garliceanu
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The Eclipse in One Picture

Since I stayed up all night of the total lunar eclipse, and took over 500 pictures, I thought I'd put some of these picture at good use. So I spelled the Moon with its own eclipsed body.

 

Each Moon is a different picture taken in a time span of 242 minutes, stating at 12:49 am and ending at 4:51 am. There are 82 pictures in total, all in chronological order and taken roughly every 3 minutes (with a few exceptions where the picture lacked in quality, because, you know, not all pictures are created equal )

 

Each letter captures roughly 1 hour of the eclipse:

M - from 12:49 am to 1:48am - first partial eclipse

O1 - from 1:51 am to 2:50 am - first partial eclipse + total eclipse

O2 - from 2:51 am to 3:50am - total eclipse + second partial eclipse

N - from 3:53 am to 4:51am - second partial eclipse

 

The intersection of the two Os is the eclipse at maximum (totality).

 

I also created a "map" of the picture to try and visualize the thought process and design that went into it (see the next picture).

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Taken on April 15, 2014