On the red side of the moon
29 August 2007
Physicist Laszlo L. Kiss last night captured these beautiful images of the lunar eclipse.
The eclipse began at 6.51pm, when the earth's shadow made its way slowly across the moon and reached a climax at 7.52pm, when the moon was entirely engulfed by the earth's shadow.
During the eclipse, the moon appeared to be red, an effect caused by light from the earth's atmosphere.
Lunar eclipses occur twice a year when the moon partially disappears as the earth shadows it.
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