Friday, 26 April 2013

Partial eclipse of the moon over Romney Marsh

April 25th 8.30pm. The moon low in the sky, appears distorted through the atmosphere. the shadow on
the left is the the subtle partial eclipse.

The eclipse in the picture manifests itself in the subtle darker shading on the left hand side of the moon. The dark areas bottom right are cloud.

The most obvious thing about the Moon last night, was the red hues at its rise. Returning back from Romney Marsh, I couldn't help but notice the moon slip up above the horizon and take on a 'Mars' like appearance. That was what led me to taking the picture and it was only later in the evening that I realised this was the time of an uncommon very shallow partial eclipse. 

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