Lunar Eclipse Images from Around the World; June 15, 2011
It was an event that hasn’t happened in 11 years and won’t happen again until 2018. The total lunar eclipse of June 15, 2011 didn’t disappoint. Take a look at some of the amazing images taken by astrophotographers from around the world — well, the “eastern” side of the world anyway, as the eclipse wasn’t visible in North America. Our lead image is a fantastic mosaic taken by Marko Posavec in Koprivnica, Croatia. We have another image by Posavic below, but you can see more of his images via his Twitter account.
A the redness of the Moon during the eclipse was perhaps enhanced by the major volcanic eruption in Chile which has polluted the stratosphere with a haze, making the eclipse appear dark red. This image was taken by Leonard Mercer in Malta. You can see more of his images at his website.
Here’s a nice shot of the eclipsed Moon in Pisa, Italy, sent via Twitter from @UgoRom.
Here’s two skywatching events at once: and ISS flyby along with the eclipse, taken by Marko Posavec in Croatia.
A combination photo shows the gradual total lunar eclipse as seen over the skies of Belgrade June 15, 2011.
The moon is seen during a total lunar eclipse from Cairo June 15, 2011. During the eclipse, the earth is lined up directly between the sun and the moon, casting the earth's shadow over the moon.Source: Reuters / Amr Abdallah Dalsh Date:06/15/2011
A shadow falls on the moon during a lunar eclipse as seen from AmmanSource: Reuters Date:06/15/2011
Combination photo shows the moon as it undergoes a total lunar eclipse as seen from Jerusalem June 15, 2011.Source: Reuters Date:06/16/2011