Lunar Eclipse from Start to Finish

This video shows the 8 November 2022 total lunar eclipse, from start to finish, as seen from Kitt Peak National Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The deep red color, more clearly seen on the lower left of the Moon during the eclipse, is likely caused by tiny sulfate aerosols and ash particles from the 2022 Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption suspended in the upper atmosphere. 

The extent of the Earth’s shadow can be seen. The "ozone fringe" in blue due to ozone absorption in the upper stratosphere of the Earth is seen to the right and left.

You can view the Image of the Week for this eclipse here with other exciting images of the 8 November lunar eclipse.


KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Horálek (Institute of Physics in Opava)

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Release date:Nov. 10, 2022, 1:47 p.m.
Duration:19 s
Frame rate:29.97

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Category:Solar System

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