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2015 Lunar Eclipse full Photos

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posted on Sep, 28 2015 @ 10:10 AM
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This is the very first lunar eclipse I had the privilege of photographing. It was totally awesome. I had to stay up all night to do this, and had much fun.




A lunar eclipse (also known as a blood moon) occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra (shadow). This can occur only when the sun, Earth and moon are aligned (in "syzygy") exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can occur only the night of a full moon. The type and length of an eclipse depend upon the Moon's location relative to its orbital nodes.

Unlike a solar eclipse, which can be viewed only from a certain relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth. A lunar eclipse lasts for a few hours, whereas a total solar eclipse lasts for only a few minutes at any given place, due to the smaller size of the Moon's shadow. Also unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view without any eye protection or special precautions, as they are dimmer than the full moon.

en.wikipedia.org...



The supermoon phenomenon occurs when the moon is full at its perigee - the closest part of its orbit around Earth (226,000 miles), meaning it appears larger in the sky.

And those lucky to be in North America, South America, West Africa and Western Europe - including Telegraph readers - could also enjoy the blood moon as a total lunar eclipse also occurred.

www.telegraph.co.uk...



Now I am in South Africa, and it is the first time this phenomenon is visible for us over here.

Did any of you have the chance to witness this event?

I just hope this thread doesn't get removed because it is so short.
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posted on Sep, 28 2015 @ 10:11 AM
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Very nice!



posted on Sep, 28 2015 @ 10:14 AM
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Well done! Very cool. I wish I could have seen it, unfortunately is has been cloudy and raining for about 4 days in Atlanta and we weren't able to view it.



posted on Sep, 28 2015 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Thats to bad. Atleast you can now see what I saw, and not miss it entirely.



posted on Sep, 28 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: IndependentOpinion
Great job! I actually wanted to see it last night but of course it was cloudy. It never fails. Oh well. At least I can look at your pics.



posted on Sep, 28 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

That's one upside



posted on Sep, 28 2015 @ 10:24 AM
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Fortunately I was able to see it unobstructed by clouds last night. It really was very surreal.

Side Note: I had to resist telling my Facebook "friends" to STOP POSTING PICTURES OF WHITE DOT'S FROM YOUR DAMNED iPHONES!!!! THEY ALL LOOK THE EXACT SAME!!! LITTLE WHITE DOTS!!!! - end rant



posted on Sep, 28 2015 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: eluryh22

I'm glad you got to see it!

LOL!!



posted on Sep, 28 2015 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: IndependentOpinion

Well done, we got to watch it here in Dallas, glad you posted the photos for anyone who missed it. S&F



posted on Sep, 28 2015 @ 11:20 AM
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the pictures in the OP are not the same view of the moon as I saw last night. the moon is not positioned as it was in the sky last night.

Why is that?

South Africa I didn't know it was even visible in the southern Hemisphere.

I didn't know the moon was practically upside down when viewed from South Africa


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posted on Sep, 28 2015 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn

As far as I know this is the first time that it was visible from our side of the world, don't really know why that is.

As for the upside down view of the moon, I first noticed the "rotation" of the moon after the 2011 China Tsunami. Maybe someone else on ATS can help
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posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 04:15 AM
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originally posted by: ChesterJohn

I didn't know the moon was practically upside down when viewed from South Africa



We are standing on a large ball so think about your position relative to someone in the Southern Hemisphere. If you still can't grasp it get a ball and place something on the north to represent you and something on the south to represent an observer there.



posted on Oct, 1 2015 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: wmd_2008 I lived in So East Asia and it looks the same as it does in the US



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 06:26 AM
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originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: wmd_2008 I lived in So East Asia and it looks the same as it does in the US



It looks different from North & South of the equator !



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: wmd_2008

where I was I could view it to the north of us and to the south of us throughout the year because we we were on the equator. It still pretty much looked the same just further south or further north. I have not been that far south so I guess you are correct.



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