Photographer's Note

We are fascinated with eclipses since immemorable times.

In the past people saw eclipses often as a sign of disgrace, a manifestation of the wrath of gods. The Aztecs even made human sacrifices to supposedly appease that wrath.

I see it more like a humorous detail in God's creation.
Like a friend of mine, college professor on phisics, once told, God made creation this big and this complex so we humans could ammuse ourselves by discovering and explaining it bit by bit :)

I took this picture in my garden with the eclipse in its full state. The color and brightness of the (small) moon is very much like you could see it with the naked eye.
I had to make several attempts in order to catch the moon visible. As you can see by the photo, the clouds covered it almost continuously.

The garden is illuminated by the street light. You can see the halo of a public lamp at your right.

Unlike solar eclipses, the lunar eclipses do not cause absolute darkness in the object. The pale reddish color of the moon is caused by the light coming from the Earth´s atmosphere, reflected by dust. That's why the eclipsed moon is more visible when a great vulcano eruption ocurred.

dragonslayero, Bruno40 has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 1661
Points: 14
Additional Photos by Francisco Brito (Francisco_Brito) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 33 N: 79] (219)
View More Pictures