The incredible image entitled “Lunar Eclipse Over Lake Maggiore” copyright: Alberto Negro, really has to be one of the all time best lunar eclipse images. It is in my book anyway. Just beautiful.
The ESA site where I got the image had a Hi-Res version also (it’s 13.3 MB). The ESA caption is below as well, but first, there may be a launch of tthe single stage New Shepard suborbital booster today. The launch has been delayed due to winds over the West Texas (US) launch site. I say “may” because I’ve heard nothing indicating definitive times. Replays if nothing else.
ESA’s caption to Alberto Negro’s excellent image: The lunar eclipse that took place in the early hours of Monday 21 January kicks off a major year for our satellite. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the first crewed landing on the Moon.
After more than four decades, the Moon is again in the spotlight of space agencies worldwide as a destination for both robotic missions and human explorers.
But first, the lunar eclipse.
The phenomenon known as a total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes directly between the Moon and the Sun, hiding ...