Location of photoExeter, UK
Date/Time of photoSeptember 28 2015
EquipmentCelestron 9.25", Celestron f/6.s focal reducer, CG5-GT mount and Canon 60D.
DescriptionThe eclipsed Moon during the total lunar eclipse on September 27-28 2015. My wife (Albena) and I took this 5s picture using our Celestron 9.25" telescope and a Canon 60D camera. Several stars are well-visible around the limb of the Moon. This is because the Moon was quite weakly illuminated inside the shadow of the Earth. The orange-red colour of the lunar surface is a result of the sun light filtered and bended (refracted) by the Earth's atmosphere at the border of the day and night (terminator). Our atmosphere scatters out more blue light, which makes it to appear blue during the day and causes the sunrises and sunsets to appear orange-red.