Lunar Eclipse Photos; December 10, 2011

Lunar Eclipse Photos; December 10, 2011

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 Earth Shades Moon

It should be obvious that I’m no professional photographer, but I did snap a few photos of the lunar eclipse, from the northern hemisphere, “Central” time-zone (Midwest America, United States, Iowa). The sun was coming up as I took these. The original jpg files were uploaded, so if you’re really interested, I’m sure you can get more specific data from the photo files.

This photo combination shows the different stages of the moon during a lunar eclipse as seen from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
This photo combination shows different stages of the moon during a lunar eclipse as seen from the Griffith Observatory; Los Angeles, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

By Sudhin Thanawala | Associated Press / December 11, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO—Moon watchers in the western U.S., Hawaii and elsewhere across the globe were treated Saturday to a rare celestial phenomenon: a total lunar eclipse.

For 51 minutes starting at 6:06 a.m. PST, the Earth’s shadow completely blocked the moon.

The moon took on a reddish glow, as some indirect sunlight continued to reach it after passing through the Earth’s atmosphere. Since the atmosphere scatters blue light, only red light strikes the moon, giving it a crimson hue.

Lunar Eclipse Photos; 12-10-2011

Lunar Eclipse 1 - 12-10-2011

Lunar Eclipse 2 - 12-10-2011

Lunar Eclipse 3 - 12-10-2011

Lunar Eclipse 4 - 12-10-2011

Lunar Eclipse 5 - 12-10-2011

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