Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Blood Red Moon

Starting at 05:30 this morning, the last total lunar eclipse until 2014 took place. It was clear and cold, but I got out of bed and shot the various stages. Unfortunately, the moon dropped behind some low cloud cover shortly after the full eclipse.

A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth slips between the sun and the moon, casting a long shadow on the lunar surface and darkening it. But sunlight filters in through the edges of the Earth’s atmosphere, casting a reddish-orange glow on the moon.

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