La Palma Eclipse Sequence
At left, a dramatic image sequence follows late
September's total lunar eclipse above a rugged landscape
and sea of clouds from the Canary island of La Palma.
Composited in a circular ﬁsheye projection, the brightness
of the Full Perigee Moon changes drastically in transition
from outside the total eclipse phase compared to its dim
glow during the 72 minute long totality. At right, a single
frame captures the dark red lunar disk in a moment during
the total eclipse phase, the Moon deep within Earth's
shadow. In fact, the size of the eclipsed Moon image at
right approximately illustrates the relative size of Earth
and Moon, when compared to the circular projection of
the eclipse sequence.
Image Credit & Copyright: Miguel Claro (TWAN)