From Earth to the Universe: Picture of the day


LUNAR ECLIPSE

When the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth, we see a lunar eclipse. Only the red part of Sunlight, bent by the Earth's atmosphere, reaches the Moon, giving it a vivid coppery colour. This multiple-exposure image was taken during the eclipse of 30th December 1982.

Credit: Image made in visible light by Akira Fujii.

In 2009, the "From Earth to the Universe" project brought astronomy to millions of people around the world. Take a tour of just some of the locations in a short video on the FETTU Highlights page.