The following photographs were taken during the lunar eclipse of October 27-28, 2004. This was a total lunar eclipse. If you lived in North or South America (except for the western North America or western Mexico) you could see the entire eclipse. Part or all of the eclipse was visible in other locations as well.
We were blessed with better sky conditions than anticipated for the eclipse and we had a great view from my back yard here in Saline. I used my Nikon Coolpix 800, hand-held to a 28mm Pretoria eyepiece in my 13” f/4.5 dob. In all images north is at the top.
This photo was taken shortly after the start of totality, at 22:30 EDT.
This photo was taken was taken at mid-eclipse, at 23:04 EDT.
This photo was taken shortly before the end of totality, at 23:35 EDT.
This is the best shot I got just after totality started in between a few cub scouts observing it up at our elementary school.
Like Doug Scobel, I stayed up to photograph the entire eclipse. This mosaic was taken with a Canon 10D DSLR with a mediocre Sigma 80-300mm zoom (set at 300mm). This forced me to learn some new stuff in Photoshop.
Lunar Eclipse Photographs from Bernard Friberg.