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Last week’s full moon or Buck Moon (captured during its partial eclipse by Cristian Fattinnanzi) was very full. How full, you ask?

…it fell almost exactly in a line with the Sun and the Earth. When that happens the Earth casts its shadow onto the Moon. The circularity of the Earth’s shadow on the Moon was commented on by Aristotle and so has been noticed since at least the 4th century BC. What’s new is humanity’s ability to record this shadow with such high dynamic range (HDR).

The featured HDR composite of last week’s partial lunar eclipse combines 15 images and includes an exposure as short as 1/400th of a second — so as not to overexpose the brightest part — and an exposure that lasted five seconds — to bring up the dimmest part. This dimmest part — inside Earth’s umbra — is not completely dark because some light is refracted through the Earth’s atmosphereonto the Moon. A total lunar eclipse will occur next in 2021 May.

Giant image here.

UPDATE: a deliciously moony mashup from 2013.



The sixth rock (well, gas giant with a rocky core) from the Sun is not always visible because, quite often, our Moon passes in front of it. To wit:

Such a Saturnian eclipse was visible along a small swathe of Earth — from Brazil to Sri Lanka — near the end of last month. The featured colour image is a digital fusion of the clearest images captured by successive videos of the event taken in red, green, and blue, and taken separately for Saturn and the comparative bright Moon.

The exposures were taken from South Africa just before occultation — and also just before sunrise. When Saturn re-appeared on the other side of the Moon almost two hours later, the Sun had risen. This year, eclipses of Saturn by the Moon occur almost monthly, but, unfortunately, are visible only to those with the right location and with clear and dark skies.

(Image: Cory Schmitz)



Grand Canal Dock, Dublin this morning.

Slightly Bemused writes:

Looks like the eclipse is a but occluded today. Ah well, roll on 2026!


CAiBCylW8AAMZeYBlackrock, Co Dublin.

Thanks Kieran Murphy


Sandymount Strand, Sandymount, Dublin 4

Thanks John McDonald


Salthill, Co Galway.

Thanks Rory O’Riordan


From Maynooth. Co Kildare.

Thanks Lucy Newman


Above Dublin city.

Thanks Streets of Dublin


Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Thanks Matthew McCallion



Seagull and eclipse over Dublin

Thanks Aleesha Tully


Turgidson writes:

About half an hour after maximum obscurity when the sun briefly peeked through the clouds.


Above Cork.

Eoghan Dunne writes:

What appears to be a goose flying over the eclipse


Above Dublin.

Thanks Conor Healy


Julie writes:

We couldn’t see much of the eclipse at Trinity College Dublin, but the app (above)  proves it happened..

World Happiness Day today -  Is the universe trying to telling us something??

Ah here.

A flipped morning eclipse to celebrate International Day of Happiness

Thanks Conor Healy