On the night of May 15-16, residents of North and South America, Africa and parts of Europe were able to see a total lunar eclipse. This celestial show was the longest event since 1989.
The eclipse was observed by both ordinary earthlings and professional astronomers and astrophotographers. One of them was Andrew McCarthy, who specializes in creating detailed portraits of the moon of our planet. He didn’t miss his chance to photograph the eclipse.
The image published by McCarthy was taken at a time when the earth’s shadow had already covered half of the lunar disk, and it turned red, while the other was still illuminated by the Sun. The clouds that “framed” the Moon gave the image a special atmosphere.
We have previously published a number of photos of Andrew McCarthy. Among them are a portrait of the “Hungry Moon” and very spectacular photos of the ISS transit over the Mare Tranquillitatis.
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