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2015 Total Lunar Eclipse

A nice return to work!


I only just arrived back to work here in Mali when I heard we could be expecting the Lunar Eclipse. Apparently this eclipse is rare due to the close proximity between the moon and earth, making the moon quite large in the sky as it goes from a radiant bright white that we are used to, to a paler red colour, before slowly returning to normal. Half of my crew made it to our rooftop that evening from about 1:45-4:00am to watch this. We had a beautiful clear sky and it was really something to see. It was tough to get the right angle earlier in the eclipse with my tripod as the moon was directly above us, but I was able to do better as the night went on. Near the end a few clouds rolled through, but they did not last and did nothing to ruin the evening!


My last photo turned out the best, I was very happy with it!


Lucky for me work is not busy at the moment, so it’s easy to spend most the night up watching the sky!

Posted by acanuckabroad 12:55 Archived in Mali Tagged africa mali lunar_eclipse 2015 bamako

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Amazing shots acanuckabroad, unfortunately we missed out because of broken ceilings in Newfoundland.

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