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Supermoon eclipse captured by South Okanagan photographer

A view of this morning's lunar eclipse, taken in the South Okanagan.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Debra Ceravolo
May 26, 2021 - 10:12 AM

Did you see the lunar eclipse early this morning?

Visibility may have been obscured in some parts of the Thompson-Okanagan during the total portion of the lunar eclipse that took place between 4:10 a.m. and 4:25 a.m. today, May 26. It was the year’s only total lunar eclipse and the first lunar eclipse of any kind since January 21, 2019.

That wasn’t the case for South Okanagan resident Debra Ceravolo who was able to take some spectacular photos of the event from her home on Anarchist Mountain in spite of partially cloudy sky.

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“I wasn’t able to see it during its full eclipse due to clouds but did catch the partial phase among the clouds," Ceravolo said. "I also caught it setting in partial phase near the mountains across the valley to the west.” 

Ceravolo took the setting moon photo with a four-inch telescope and DSLR camera. The photo in which the moon appears to be partially red was taken with a three-inch telescope and DSLR camera.

If you're looking to get a great shot of the night sky, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you get more out of your photos. You can check it out here.

This morning's setting moon in eclipse.
This morning's setting moon in eclipse.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Debra Ceravolo

Did you get up early to take photos of the lunar eclipse? If you have a photo you’d like to share, send it to us at sarstad@infonews.ca.


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