Lunar Eclipse Live Camera Pics Create True Beauty In The Sky

December 21, 2010 |  by  |  Lifestyle
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Yesterday, we told you all about the rare lunar eclipse that coincides with the winter solstice and now that it’s over, beautiful pics and videos of the event are popping up all over the web. Did you catch the lunar eclipse live camera last night?

Check out the footage!

A little foggy on what a lunar eclipse is exactly? As a refresher, a lunar eclipse can be summed up as follows:

The moon is normally illuminated by the sun. During a total lunar eclipse, the full moon passes through the shadow created by the Earth blocking the sun’s light. Some indirect sunlight will still manage to pierce through and give the moon a ghostly color. Since the eclipse coincides with the winter solstice, the moon will appear high in the sky…

Unfortunately, if you missed last night’s lunar eclipse, you won’t have another chance until 2094. Hardcore sky gazers have been waiting a long time for this! Last night’s spectacle was the first time a total lunar eclipse occurred on the winter solstice since 1638! All the action started around 1:30am EST and by 3:15am, rays from the sun were blocked. The eclipse ended just after 5am EST.

Now get ready to be dazzled by the pics from the lunar eclipse live camera….

Here’s a picture of the lunar eclipse from Brooklyn:

View from Virginia:

Video of the lunar eclipse:

Neat huh?


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