2019 Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

Other names:none
Distance:384,402 km /238,856 mi, average
Telescope:TS Optics 65/420 Imaging Star
Field of view:2° 23' x 1° 33'
Cameras:Canon EOS 600D
Mount:Skywatcher EQ6-R
Exposure time:3s
Sizes 1920 x 1080 | 2045 x 1325
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 did not cross the earth's shadow in the center but close to the edge. For that reason one side of the blood moon was always quite bright.