Blood moon during full lunar eclipse

In Images by Matt Shetzer

Blood moon during full lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse with phases of the blood moon. These moon images show the phases of a lunar eclipse. When the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, a lunar eclipse occurs, granting us a chance for amazing astrophotography. The umbra, or shadow, of the Earth appears red and the blood moon is born.

This photo displays the moon as the Earth’s umbra passes over our moon during a total lunar eclipse. When four total lunar eclipses occur in sequence, astronomers call this a lunar tetrad. The last happened from 2014 to 2015, bearing this stark moon photo. Moon features and lunar topography are glowing red in this photo from one of our astrophotography workshops.

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Blood moon during full lunar eclipse was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer