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How to photograph a lunar eclipse
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- Title How to photograph a lunar eclipse
- Released: 18/01/2019
- Length 00:07:31
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA - European Space Agency
A total lunar eclipse will be visible from Europe, North and South America, and western Africa in the night between 20 and 21 January 2019.
During a lunar eclipse, the Moon passes behind Earth’s shadow, which blocks it from sunlight. At the moment of totality, the lunar disk is not completely dark but has a reddish hue, due to sunlight refracted through Earth’s atmosphere.
Discover how to take beautiful images of the lunar eclipse in this tutorial video.
Credits: ESA, ESA/CESAR (ground-based observations), NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio (penumbra and umbra sequence), Konstantin Karchev (Moon and Mars time sequence), Manuel Castillo (lunar eclipse: totality view and sequence), Wouter van Reeven (lunar eclipse sequence)