On the night between Sunday 20 and Monday 21 January, many across the world were treated to the spectacle of the lunar eclipse. During this phenomenon, the Moon is engulfed by Earth’s shadow and the only sunlight that reaches its surface is diffracted by our planet’s atmosphere, giving it a red-orange tint.
During this eclipse, the Moon appeared somewhat less red than during the July 2018 lunar eclipse, and part of the Moon’s limb was lighter. This is due to the geometry of this particular eclipse, during which the Moon passed farther away from the centre of Earth’s shadow than it did in July 2018.
This image was taken with a Newtonian (reflecting) telescope CG8 with 20-cm aperture, and a Canon EOS550D camera.