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Eclipse by Tiberius47 Eclipse by Tiberius47
The eclipse of August 28, 2007.

In a lunar eclipse, the Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon, so the Earth's shadow falls on the moon. The red colour is caused because from the moon's point of view, the sun is directly behind the Earth. This means that any light reaching the moon has travelled through the Earth's atmosphere, which tints it red (it's this same effect that makes a sunset red).
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:iconduskara:
Duskara Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
I've always loved your astronomical photos. The moon looks tangible in this one, like a peach that you could pluck out of the sky. Great composition too.
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faeriekaz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
fantastic shot!! none of my photos turned out :(
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:icontiberius47:
Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
You can't fix them with photoshop either? Don't feel too bad, it's very hard to get a decent pic of something like this.
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wilderBeest Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
BTW - Its August too ;P
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Tiberius47 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I prefer to live in the past, although i fixed it for the sake of clairty. :p
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wilderBeest Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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wilderBeest Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hah. You beat me to it :)
Great shot!
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nandi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
The clouds kept covering it up. D:
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sydneysomething Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
I tried to take a photo of the eclipse, but our camera must be crpatacular 'cause all my photo looked like was a white spot in a black sea. Nice piccie. :)
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