A Beauty In Earth’s Shadow


Ralph Smyth

Lisburn, County antrim

Skywatcher ED80 Refractor,a Canon 1000D DSLR and an HEQ5PRO mount.

From early penumbral phase to a late penumbral recession phase this montage attempts to capture a sequence of stages observed during the perigee total lunar eclipse. I have made one of the totality images slightly larger than the others as this was around mid totality and the moon was displaying a beautiful copper colour. The initial weather conditions were not good for this eclipse and consequently I was delighted and felt very fortunate to have observed and recorded this incredible event.