Lunar Eclipse Landscape
Attention: Incoming Lunar Eclipse!
We will have a total lunar eclipse this week on December 10, 2011 at around 5:45am MST (12:45 GMT), reaching totality at 7:05 am MST (14:00 GMT). Here in the mountain west, totality will occur right at sunrise and moonset... this is going to be an epic trio if you are in the right place (say looking at the moon in totality or near-totality setting over the mountains in sunrise twilight with a few stars around). I hope everyone gets a chance to see some of it!
For something a bit different, here's a lunar eclipse image without a moon from last year's event on Winter Solstice. The unique light of the eclipsed moon combined with city light pollution to create quite the surreal color palette, almost as if this image wasn't take on Earth. ;-)