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A Time-Lapse Lunar Eclipse

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#55934 by @ 04.11.2004 00:00 - nach oben -
A Time-Lapse Lunar Eclipse

During last week's lunar eclipse, our Moon appeared to disappear.

As the Earth moved between the Moon and the Sun, the
Earth's shadow fell on the moon, making it
quite dark.

In the above picture the Earth's rotation, multiple exposures, and
digital enhancements are used to create a time-lapse effect that dramatizes how the Moon looked as it faded out and re-appeared during the three hour
lunar eclipse.

As the Earth's shadow
engulfed the Moon, the lunar images became less and less bright,
practically disappearing during

At this time, the Moon, which normally shines by
reflecting direct sunlight, shone only by sunlight refracted through the
Earth's atmosphere.

The next total lunar eclipse won't be visible from Earth
until 2007.

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#56043 by @ 04.11.2004 17:45 - nach oben -
gseht us wiä äs ohrästäbli
#56063 by @ 04.11.2004 19:16 - nach oben -
krass, häsch du lüchtendi ohrästäbli? häsch mer eis?
#56111 by @ 04.11.2004 21:27 - nach oben -
nai sorry, diä sind limitiert
#56114 by @ 04.11.2004 21:55 - nach oben -
schaad, verchaufsch mer eis?