Full Moon – September, 2009 from Horsecove, Alabama: On December 21, 2010, that’s only two days away, a total lunar eclipse will be visible from Alaska to Scandinavia and Greenland to Panama.. The eclipse begins with first penumbral contact at 05:27:43 UT. Mid totality is 08:16:56 UT and ends with last penumbral contact at 11:06:04 UT. For those living in the Easter Time Zone subtract 5 hours from UT for local time. For Central Time Zone subtract 6 hours from UT.
If you would like to photograph the eclipse use a 300mm or longer focal length lens. A 500mm will produce an image similar to the image size in the above photo on a DX format. I have found that a good base exposure for the full moon is 1/500 second at f5.6. As the eclipse progresses longer exposure will be necessary, and a sturdy tripod will be essential to maintain a sharp image. If weather permits I plan on photographing the eclipse and will post the results. I hope you have fair skies as well, and have the opportunity to see and photograph the event. For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2010_lunar_eclipse, The site has good information. Good luck!