Lunar Eclipse pics.

On Saturday 8th / Sunday 9th November 2003 the moon passed behind the Earth during a lunar eclipse. The following pictures were taken using a combination of video and digital still cameras.

23:57 08 Nov 2003
00:12 09 Nov 2003
00:59 - Almost at Total Eclipse.
01:25 - During the total eclipse, this image was taken with a digital camera using a 2 sec exposure which is why it looks brighter than the others. The orange colour is due to Sunlight being refracted (bent) by the Earth's atmosphere.

Pictures 2003 M.Sidey

For more information on eclipses go to the NASA Web Site.