Thursday, June 16, 2011

lunar eclipse

there's was a lunar eclipse yesterday night in Europe, with a "red moon". it started at around nine, and went on until half past eleven. the sky was partly cloudy, partly clear. i kept returning to the window repeatedly, but no moon anywhere to be seen. (but i noticed another nature phenomenon yesterday evening: June bugs, appearing from out of nowhere. dozens of them, high on pheromones).

then, a bit after eleven, i tried one last time - and there it was. that was at the end of the eclipse, with the moon moving out of the earth's shadow. the photo is from 23.19, taken with night setting, and with an exposure time of several seconds.

some minutes later, a cloud moved in.

here's more about the eclipse in a national geographic article: Rare lunar eclipse.

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