Sunday, December 11, 2011

Total Lunar Eclipse December 10, 2011

Here are a few of my photos from yesterday morning's total lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are directly opposite of each other and the Moon passes through Earth's Shadow.

From Tucson, AZ the eclipse began in darkness but peaked as the Moon was slipping below the horizon. This was as the Sun was rising so the dramatic color of a total lunar eclipse was lost in the growing brightness of the twilight sky. Still, it was an enjoyable show.

5:53 a.m. MST
6:27 a.m. MST
Partially Eclipsed Moon over houses 6:49 a.m. MST
Moon disappearing below nearby hills 7:08 a.m. MST
The next total lunar eclipse for the Americas will be in April, 2014.

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