Sunday, March 04, 2007

Lunar eclipse

Last night (Saturday) was clear and beautiful. I wandered outside onto the decking in the back garden around 10.30pm to watch the silvery Moon slowly vanish into Earth's shadow, and take on a copper-red colour, as the Sun's light refracted through the Earth's dusty atmosphere. Fantastic.

Looking on the net for a nice pic, I found this superb composite series of images, taken by an unidentified photographer, which clearly and beautifully show the way the Moon's colour changed through the eclipse. Thanks, whoever you are....

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