Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Total Lunar Eclipse from Rwanda

The moon at 6:13 pm was pretty spectacular.

The moon at around 7pm. Clouds threatened, but fortunately never
blocked the view.
Just after 8:20 pm, the lunar eclipse began.

The total lunar eclipse in the center of the earth's shadow.

Just after midnight, around 12:05 am, the eclipse completed.

Even with my 2 megapixel camera, the spotting scope helps show the
moon's stunning dried lava fields and craters.

The full moon, nearly one hour after the end of the eclipse.


  1. wow!
    btw is that my wonderful daughter looking through the telescope?

  2. That is your wonderful daughter!