Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse 2010

North America was fortunate enough to witness the celestial dance between the Earth, and the sun to conspire a lunar eclipse during the wee early hours of the winter solstice.  During a lunar eclipse, the moon is left within the darkness of the shadow cast upon it by the Earth, as the moon passes by. Some indirect light makes its way around the edges of our planet and leaves the moon with a ghostly amber haze.

I documented some phases of the eclipse.  

These photos were taken between 2:00 AM and 3:15 AM.


It's fascinating!

The moon is placed perfectly high up n the sky since it is on the night of the winter solstice, and so, if you miss it tonight, you just have to wait until the next time a lunar eclipse coincides with the solstice...in the year 2090.

According to NASA, there will be 2 lunar eclipses in 2011 - in June and December.   North America will not be able to witness the June eclipse, and will only be able to take part in the December phenomenon.

Happy Eclipsin'!

xoxo,

11 comments:

  1. Wow, great shots! certain things make you marvel at the wonders of the universe, and an eclipse is one of them!

    Lilit

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  2. are those your pictures? i went out at 1:30 am (even though i get up for work at 5am lol) and saw it, but it didn't look red : ( still cool though

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  3. i wanted to watch it but from where i am the clouds were blocking it :( amazing pictures!

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  4. i wanted to watch it but from where i am the clouds were blocking it :( amazing pictures!

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  5. what amazing photos! we didn't see it here in the UK, we had too much cloud full of snow. Such a shame, I would have loved to have seen this.

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  6. I was too tired to stay awake, nice photos!!

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  7. well done Katrina.. we are so lucky to have the clear skies here in South Florida.. Miami was chilly last night...but i watch it till the total black out. Amazing...

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  8. Thanks for this... I couldn't see it from my apt. so this is nice.

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  9. I guess I'll be waiting around until 2090. Hahaha :) That's so cool, too bad I missed it.

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