How to photograph a lunar eclipse

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Published on 18 Jan 2019, 12:56
Discover how to photograph a lunar eclipse in this tutorial video.

A total lunar eclipse will be visible from Europe, North and South America, and western Africa in the night between 20 and 21 January 2019.

During a lunar eclipse, the Moon passes behind Earth’s shadow, which blocks it from sunlight. At the moment of totality, the lunar disk is not completely dark but has a reddish hue, due to sunlight refracted through Earth’s atmosphere.

Credits: ESA, ESA/CESAR (ground-based observations), NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio (penumbra and umbra sequence), Konstantin Karchev (Moon and Mars time sequence), Manuel Castillo (lunar eclipse: totality view and sequence), Wouter van Reeven (lunar eclipse sequence)

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