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Your November 2022 Lunar Eclipse Images!

The great lunar eclipse of 8 November 2022 coincided with a lunar occultation of the planet Uranus. The occultation event was visible over a smaller area of the Earth than the eclipse — mostly from the northern part of the western Pacific to the Arctic regions. These events brought out scores of amateur astronomers to record what they saw with their Tele Vue equipment.

As evident by the images we’ve been seeing, Japan was a great location for capturing the lunar eclipse and Uranus occultation that evening. One of the best images of Uranus being occulted by the eclipsed Moon is a sketch made by Twitter user mitu from Japan. Reproduced below, the drawing shows the moment before the green planet is hidden by the Moon. A Tele Vue-85 APO refractor was used at 60x to draw the scene.

Lunar Eclipse and Uranus by Twitter user mitu. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Remarkable hand-drawn sketch through Tele Vue-85 APO at 60x from Suginami, Tokyo.

Instagram user Deep Sky Dan, from Nagano, Japan, also captured the moment before Uranus disappeared behind the Moon. Uranus is the bright star-like object almost touching the lunar disc at the bottom of the photo. The image was made through a catadioptric scope with a Tele Vue 32mm Plossl eyepiece installed. A phone holder on the eyepiece allowed the image to be made with a Galaxy S10+ smartphone.

2022 Total Lunar Eclipse and Uranus on Lunar Limb! by Instagram user Deep Sky Dan. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Taken through Tele Vue 32mm Plössl eyepiece connected to an EdgeHD 8″ with 0.7x reducer. Imaging done with Galaxy S10+ smartphone over eyepiece from Nagano, Japan.

Dan also made a time-lapse video from totality to the end of the event (with the same gear) that you can see below.

To get an enlarged image of Uranus on the eclipsed lunar limb, Twitter user RikenTenmon (all rights reserved), in Toyko, added a Tele Vue 2.5x Powermate to a Mak scope to produce the dramatic photo below of Uranus about to be occulted by the lunar limb.

A video of the Uranus Eclipse was made and posted by Twitter user @ONIONI_abc (all rights reserved). This video was taken with Tele Vue 5x Powermate amplifying a Sky 90 APO refractor. The camera for the video was a SONY α7 IV in Full HD. Imaging was done from Chiba, Japan.

On the other side of the world, while the Uranus occultation was not visible, the lunar eclipse was still a big draw for imagers. Jim Johnson in Ashton, MD captured this sharp image of totality with a Tele Vue-NP101is APO refractor using a Tele Vue 2x Powermate amplifier and Canon DSLR camera.

Beaver Blood Moon by flickr user Jim Johnson. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Great capture using Tele Vue-NP101is with Tele Vue 2x Powermate image amplifier and Canon EOS 60Da DSLR on Losmandy G11 mount. Exposure was 0.3-sec at ISO 3200 from Ashton, MD.

Marc Fitkin, in Ontario, used a Tele Vue-76 APO refractor and Tele Vue 17.3mm Delos eyepiece to create this photo with a smartphone.

Lunar Eclipse (crop) by Instagram user Marc Fitkin. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Imaged through Tele Vue-76 APO refractor with Tele Vue 17.3mm Delos in Bronte, Ontario.

Moving south to Washington, DC, the lunar eclipse was captured by Adam Green‘s Tele Vue-85 APO refractor and mirrorless Canon camera.

November 2022 total lunar eclipse by Instagram user Adam Green. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Taken with Tele Vue-85 APO refractor and mirrorless Canon camera from Washington, DC.

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We hope you enjoyed this one because the next four lunar eclipses will be partial or barely visible penumbral ones. It won’t be until 2025 that the total lunar eclipses will return. We’ll have two that year and then another in 2026.