Partial Eclipse and Fireworks

January 01, 2009


Photographer: Jean Francois Coliac
Summary Author: Jean Francois Coliac - Jim Foster

The photo above showing a partial eclipse of the full "Grain" Moon was captured from the Port of La Ciotat, near Marseille, France. It was taken on the night of August 16, 2008. A fireworks display over the city adds a little panache to this scene. The lunar eclipse began just above the eastern horizon. Note the glitter path on the Mediterranean Sea.