Orion's Umbra

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17 minutes into Umbra, she was still glowing blue on the edge. And what a great site she was! Of course I had to blind pan it as it was nowhere near Orion. Some noise redux and a crop, otherwise no PS.

About the blueish glow: The color temperature setting on camera was set in the cool range to draw this out. Eclipse researcher Dr. Richard Keen of the University of Colorado explains:

"Most of the light illuminating the Moon passes through the stratosphere, and is reddened by scattering. However, light passing through the upper stratosphere penetrates the ozone layer, which absorbs red light and actually makes the passing light ray bluer!" This can be seen, he says, as a blue fringe around the red core of Earth's shadow.

From www.spaceweather3.com/

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  1. myer2595 67 months ago | reply

    How do you capture the moon like that? What type of camera etc?

  2. Kelsey D. Vanderhorst 67 months ago | reply

    wow this is awesome!! Great shot


  3. creepysirene 66 months ago | reply

    that is beyong amazing! I want to have wings and fly around that

  4. mkhalili 65 months ago | reply

    wow, wow and wow.

  5. New Clear [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

    WOW!!! That is an amazing shot! Good job! I love the different shades of color.

  6. miss_melena ~*here*~ xoxo 63 months ago | reply

    How on earth did you get such an angle? The moon looks HUGE!! Such a beautiful photo, wonderful. I applaud your work.

  7. Ranger Bob 63 months ago | reply

    You DA MAN! I caught a great pic of the moon tonight too. Not as good as yours though. Great capture man!

    Moon Venus / Double Plane Conjunction

  8. mstanley2710 60 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot! I have terrible results when I try to shoot the night sky...

  9. Zack Shapiro [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

    Incredible shot!

  10. Paul L Dineen 55 months ago | reply

    I love how 3D the moon looks when it's not at its normal brightness!

    Found in a search. (?)

  11. KrysStamp 51 months ago | reply

    Oh wow...
    I'm speechless..
    This is simply amazing.

  12. Lena Lopes 49 months ago | reply

    amazing shot

  13. Zach Dischner 48 months ago | reply

    Wow this is just amazing!

  14. Roshnii 44 months ago | reply

    Hi. I used this to illustrate a poem, thanks.

  15. janthepea 40 months ago | reply

    Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is what we got dec 21st, 2010 in New York City :

    Red Moon, total lunar eclipse


  16. Neil D. 27 months ago | reply

    A very cool result!

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