Lunar Eclipse Roundup

Sequence of lunar eclipse images

Lunar eclipse sequence as viewed from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, October 8, 2014. Click to enlarge. Image credit: Larry Marschall

Reports describing this morning's lunar eclipse are trickling in to our offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We at Sky & Telescope were thwarted by clouds and rain, but we're receiving some great images from elsewhere in the world. Hawaii was apparently the lucky place to be — clear skies for everyone — and the American midwest, after suffering through an evening of tornado warnings, woke up to great seeing conditions ("Perfect view of the eclipse this morning from the front porch, just after 6:00 a.m.!"). The above photo sequence comes to us courtesy Larry Marschall in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where viewing conditions were prime this morning. And while observers in Fayetteville, North Carolina, waged battle with the clouds, their perseverance paid off, as the demonstrated by the photographs submitted by Johnny Horne (below).

Photographers Chuck Vickers, right, and James Taylor photograph the total lunar eclipse Wednesday morning from a large field south of Wade, NC.

Photographers Chuck Vickers, right, and James Taylor photograph the total lunar eclipse Wednesday morning from a large field south of Wade, NC. Credit: Johnny Horne

A star shines below the partially eclipsed moon Wednesday morning October 8, 2014 in this picture made through an 8-inch telescope at 6:06 a.m.

A star shines below the partially eclipsed moon Wednesday morning October 8, 2014 in this picture made through an amateur astronomer's 8-inch telescope at 6:06 a.m. Credit: Johnny Horne

The planet Uranus appears as a starlike object at upper left as it hangs close to the eclipsed moon in this photo made through an 8-inch reflecting telescope at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday morning October 8, 2014.

The planet Uranus appears as a starlike object at upper left as it hangs close to the eclipsed moon in this photo made through an amateur astronomer's 8-inch reflecting telescope at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday morning October 8, 2014. Credit: Johnny Horne

If you'd like to share your photos of the lunar eclipse with S&T, feel free to submit them to our online gallery!


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