Saturday, December 10, 2011

This Morning's Total Lunar Eclipse: First Photos

As anyone who's even remotely interested in astronomy knows, this morning brought, for some, an 'impossible' total lunar eclipse. Unfortunately, owing to my living in the Eastern United states, I wasn't able to see either the partial, let alone total phases. In the end, it would have been a moot point as the clouds obscured the Moon, anyway. However, for people living in the Western United States who were lucky enough to have clear skies, some wonderful photo-ops abounded this morning. After all, it's not too often that you get to partner an eclipsed Moon with the famous Moon illusion.

Now, despite only a few hours having elapsed since the eclipse itself, the web is already starting to get flooded with pictures of the event.

Some good galleries can be found here:
Earth & Sky
Huffington Post
Thai Visual

Needless to say, there will be many, many more galleries popping up in the coming hours, so keep your eyes open!

My Eclipse Series
Start to finish eclipse photo gallery

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