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Lunar Eclipse

Totality Phase

3:04 AM ~ December 21st, 2010

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The last time a Lunar Eclipse occurred during the Winter Solstice was in 1638. The next time will be on Dec. 21, 2094

A lunar eclipse takes place when the sun, earth and moon are all perfectly aligned with the Earth in the middle. When the moon passes behind the earth, the sun's rays are blocked from striking the moon directly but create an eerie hue as they pass through earth's atmosphere onto the moon. This can only occur when the moon is full.

Unlike a solar eclipse, which can only be seen for a few moments from any specific spot, a lunar eclipse can be viewed for several hours.

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  1. Laura Grace 52 months ago | reply

    ah, so you saw it! well done! I missed the last one, and it will be just my luck that it will be cloudy in 2094... ;) I did see a nice lunar eclipse two years ago, though.

  2. Laura Grace 52 months ago | reply


    taken in Argentina, by one of my contacts.

  3. Daniel Mennerich 52 months ago | reply

    Good work! I like it!!

    Bellissimo scatto_Beautiful shot!
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  4. jamica1 52 months ago | reply

    Whoa, that's quite a sky.

  5. iTail ~ Steve Page 52 months ago | reply

    Neat image ... nicely done ....

  6. Mundo Buentello 52 months ago | reply

    Amazing photos!

  7. DebM07 52 months ago | reply

    Great shot - Greg!

  8. Liddy5 52 months ago | reply

    Nice work- love the colors. Becamse much too hazy for us in upstate NY to see this view--the moon was nearly lost and fog and then just gone... :)

  9. aguayo 52 months ago | reply

    Well done.

  10. mjkjr 52 months ago | reply

    I had the same view 30 miles south of you in Newnan. That's a great pic.

  11. Greg Foster Photography 52 months ago | reply

    Thank you for all of the comments, feedback & compliments !

    She was very elusive here in Atlanta, though i've seen some AMAZING shots from around the world in many of your photostreams !


    “Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail”

    ~ Ancient Proverb

  12. LisaKurr 52 months ago | reply

    amazing. <33333

  13. Juan © 52 months ago | reply

    Visto en:
    See in:

    coloca 1 y comenta 2

  14. annzstream 52 months ago | reply

    Very dramatic! The long(ish) exposure has made the clouds very lively, and the whole thing has an eery air of mystery ... :)

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