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As I am usually an early riser, I was lucky this morning to witness the Total Lunar Eclipse for the first time in my life !
This phenomenon happens when the moon passes directly behind Earth, thus finding itself in its shadow.
This can only occur when the Sun, Earth and Moon are exactly aligned, with the Earth between the other two. And also it can only be on the night of a Full moon.

BLOOD MOON : Direct sunlight is blocked by the Earth, and the only light reaching it is sunlight refracted by Earth’s atmosphere, producing a reddish colour.
I took this photo at the end of the Lunar eclipse at 7h04 French time, whereas I started my watch at 5h05. I am showing the different stages I managed to photoghraph in WS.
You can see that by then, direct sunlight had just started to hit the moon at the periphery, which allowed me to take the photo. Just before that, the Blood Moon wasn’t quite bright enough to allow my camera to capture it.

I find it wonderful that everyone around the world could witness the same event, if the weather allowed it of course !

WS1 5h05
WS2 5h11
WS3 5h21
WS4 5h26
WS5 5h33

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