2018 Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

Other names:none
Distance:384,402 km /238,856 mi, average
Telescope:GSO RC8
Field of view:appr. 1° 40' x 56'
Cameras:Canon EOS 600D
Mount:Clestron AVX
Exposure time:10s
Sizes 1920 x 1080
During a lunar eclipse a part of the sun light is diffracted in the earth's atmosphere and illuminates the moon although it is in the earth's shadow. As the red light is diffracted most the moon appears red. That red glow is about 1000 times dimmer that the moons normal brightness. The moon was still under the horizon when the eclipse started so that the small images only show how the moon left the earth's shadow.