Lunar Images by Philipp Salzgeber




Wolfurt / Austria

 Total Lunar Eclipse 2003 May 16

The full moon

From Central Europe the totality was not clearly seen, because it started only shortly before local sunise. So no red moon this time, but the circumstances of this eclipse showed neatly that the Moon, the Earth and the Sun ARE EXACTLY IN ONE LINE during a lunar eclipse.
The darkening of the moon and the brightening of the sky were nicely accompanied by birdsong:
The penumbra is slightly visible at the left edge. The Umbra is now plainly visible. A longer exposure reveals the red color of the fully eclipsed part of the moon.
As the eclipse progresses, the sky grows brighter and brighter   Shortly after the moon sets the sun will come up.

All images © Philipp Salzgeber

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