Lunar Eclipse of July 27, 2018 and Red Mars

August 08, 2018

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Photographer: Gry Elise Nyland 
Summary Authors: Gry Elise Nyland; Jim Foster

The photo above shows the partial phase of the total lunar eclipse of July 27, 2018, as observed from Skudeneshavn, Norway. This was the longest total lunar eclipse thus far this century -- totality lasted nearly 1 hour and 43 minutes. Here, the sanguine Moon is about 1/2 way into the umbra or the deepest part of the Earth's shadow, where all sunlight is blocked. Brilliant Mars, as bright as it's been in 15 years, lies near the horizon. Note also the soft moon glint on the North Sea.

Photo Details: Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV; Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Macintosh); Exposure Time: 5.000s; Aperture: ƒ/5.6; ISO equivalent: 100; Focal Length: 104.0mm; Lens: 70-300mm