Voyage To The Planets

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Lunar Eclipse

Photograph by Babak Tafreshi, TWAN

The totally eclipsed moon shines amid the dense stars of our Milky Way galaxy in a stitched panorama picture taken in June from the Alborz Mountains of Iran. The eclipsed moon glows orange-red due to indirect light from the sun, which becomes reddish as it passes through Earth’s atmosphere.

The June lunar eclipse was the longest and deepest total lunar eclipse seen in more than a decade. The best viewing locations were in eastern Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and the western tip of Australia.

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