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.

Lunar Eclipse Feb 2009

Photo by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration

Phil zayco

Photo by Phil Zayco

Penumbral lunar eclipse 2009

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

11 Response Comments

  • preetesh  February 11, 2009 at 7:31 am

    ok done! I took it with my mobile…it has only a 2MP when i zoom its a bit blurred but the one i took without zooming is really nice!

  • preetesh  February 10, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    is the mail add from which i get the new posts in my mail z one u use?? If so i’ll send the pics to u and then u can upload them ;)

    preetesh’s last blog post..Things that girls do not realise

    • Kurt Avish  February 11, 2009 at 7:23 am

      @Preetesh: Yea u can send on that email too. I dnt use it for mailing but i”ll receive the mails. Thanks in advance.

    • Kurt Avish  February 10, 2009 at 11:07 pm

      @Preetesh: would be glad is you share the links :-) The weather was damn bad here and could not see it in real :S
      !swtAngel: Indeed its a celestial event :-) It must be beautiful.

  • swtAngel  February 10, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    wow!!!! really WONDERFUL!!!!!

  • Christopher Calubaquib  February 10, 2009 at 11:49 am

    HAHAHA thats by me :D

    • Kurt Avish  February 10, 2009 at 5:28 pm

      @christopher: Thanks for the shots :-)

  • Shah  February 10, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Too many pix. Which one describes the eclipse best? A fully lit moon? Or a “dark” moon?

    • Kurt Avish  February 10, 2009 at 9:36 am

      @Shah: Its not a partial eclipse. Its a penumbra one..that is the shadow of the earth block the light reaching the moon… Look at the first image. The one at 8:30 is before the eclipse…the one at 8:58 is during the shading of the moon. Normally on full moon we see a bright moon… but during the eclipse the full moon becomes dull…its like clouds are moving on the moon…but its not cloud :-) Its the shadow


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