The Moon - Total Eclipse 12/21/2010

by Ray King December. 21, 2010 4507 views

A total eclipse of the Moon places the Moon entirely in the shadow of the Earth. A full lunar eclipse hasn't coincided with the winter solstice in 456 years. During the eclipse, indirect sunlight lights the moon, and impurities from volcanic eruptions changed the normal yellow orange tinge to reddish brown. Sorry for the blur, but that thing is a long distance away. (And I have a cheap tripod!!!)

Not yet a full eclipse.

It was a total eclipse at this point.

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Gregg Maretka 10 years ago

Freakin fantastic !!!!

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Kate 10 years ago

Fantastic - it was too cloudy in South Wales to see it thank you for sharing your view :)

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Kelly 10 years ago

OOPS! How did I miss this? Unbelievable shots Ray :) I wish I could have stayed up to see it...

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Agnes Felber 10 years ago

Cheap tripod? That's what my husband claims, too, when I object to his buying yet another one...
nevertheless, it is a fascinating series, Ray!

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Andrea 10 years ago

Great set!

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Beth 10 years ago

gorgeous shots. I thought about setting up my camera but it never left the thought stage. thanks for sharing.

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Larry Nelson 10 years ago

Great capture, Ray. We had overcast skies, so I didn't try. Check out my son's post (jtnelso). He got a really cool series.

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Lynda 10 years ago

Great shots

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Darlene Foster 10 years ago

Very nice, Ray with great info. I did the same last night, but did not include this great info. Thanks for taking the time. Love #4!

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Geya Besse Junqueira 10 years ago

Could not see from here, thanks for showing!

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Vizcaino Perez 10 years ago

Amazing set!

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Paola 10 years ago

this is great...
even though I didn't see it live, I get to see it here :)

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Marsha 10 years ago

Ray, these are just amazing!!! I was hoping to see some post on the eclipse, and you didn't disappoint!!
Thanks for taking the time to shoot and share!

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Ricardo 10 years ago

this is stunning!
Love it
i'm a big fan of eclipses!
added 1# to my favorites!
thanks for sharing this amazing event :)

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Moira 10 years ago

You beat me to it I have a pink moon to post today too but not half as good as yours.

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Eiram Marie 10 years ago

you were lucky!!! wonderful set!

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Art Bee 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing your incredible lunar eclipse shots Ray!
You did good!

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Sachiko 10 years ago

Very beautiful!! I could not see total eclipse, because of rain in Japan. But I am glad to see your photograph.

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Formidable, nous n'avons pu voir la Lune ici en Normandie ! bon travail !!

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Josy 10 years ago

No, no Ray. No excuse because of the tripod!!!
It is a delight for eyes! I like this set

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Giancarlo Fosci 10 years ago

good work, congratulations and thanks for sharing, on my latitude not seen the eclipse

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Hanna Westesson 10 years ago

Wow! I'm so happy you captured this, I did not see it myself this morning :-)

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Catherine Hollens 10 years ago

Wow!!! Fabulous post.

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