Total lunar eclipse, September 2015, time-lapse image
Numéro d’image : 12655540
Total lunar eclipse, September 2015. This full-dome and time-lapse image shows this total lunar eclipse from the Dark Sky Reserve on Las Palmas, the Canary Islands. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon. The orange colour of the Moon (sunlight reflected from the Moon after passing through the Earth's atmosphere) is due to shorter wavelengths, such as blue light, being scattered more in Earth's atmosphere than longer wavelengths, such as red light. This lunar eclipse was of a supermoon, where the Moon was at perigee (closest approach to the Earth). Photographed on 28 September 2015.