Yesterday was the Lunar Eclipse. The first moon eclipse of 2009. So here are a few shots taken by astronomy fans from around the world.Please note that this is a penumbral eclipse that is it is seen when the moon enter the penumbra (the shadow of the planet earth). Unfortunately the weather in Mauritius was damn too cloudy and there are no shot from here.
Photo by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
Photo by Phil Zayco
Photo by Christopher Calubaquib – California
“Normal full Moons are fully lit, yet this one has a dusky shading across the north pole. That was the eclipse.”
One of the shot from Mauritius. Source: Preetesh