Lunar Eclipse of 21 February 2008: This total Lunar Eclipse was the last one until 20 December 2010 and showed at my location good visibility throughout its entire duration.
The image shows four phases of the event: The upper two images the approach to totality, the totality (left of the lower row images) and the last one shortly after totality.

The reddish hue during and close to totality comes from sunlight which is diffracted by earth`s atmosphere. Since the blue part of the sunlight (shorter wavelength) is stronger diffracted, more red light illuminates the moon`s surface.



Object Lunar Eclipse 21 Feb 2008
Category Sun, Moon, Planets
Designation Lunar Eclipse 2008
Constellation Leo
Optics Skywatcher ED80
Mount Tripod
Camera Hutech modif. Canon EOS 30D
Exposure Several exposures ISO 800
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 21 Feb 2008
 
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