Lunar Eclipse

Galaxies for Fun Astronomical CCD photos on peculiar galaxies and other astronomical stuff. - by Ivar Hamberg

Total Lunar Eclipse, January 21, 2019:

The eclipse had its totality between UT 04.40 and UT 05.40 early in the morning. Maximum was about 05.12 UT. I was lucky to have clear weather. The temperature was about -12C, so it was freezing cold. The view of the eclipse over Old Town in Stockholm was spectacular! The moon was in perigee, so it was about 8% bigger in diameter than normal. To the right of the moon we have the constellation Gemini.

Lunar Eclipse:

There was a total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018. We were fighting with clouds, but finally we got some nice views. The moon was in apogee, so it was somewhat smaller than usual. The totality was the longest since many years, and the deep orange-red colour was very prominent. - Ivar Hamberg - Updated 2019, February 12