October 9, 2014 §
Starwatchers across the Americas, East Asia and Australia were treated to a spectacular total lunar eclipse today, and astrophotographers captured stunning photos of the “Blood Moon”, nicknamed such due to the coppery, reddish color the moon takes as it passes into Earth’s shadow.
This phenomenon was the second this year, after its first appearance on April 15. There will be two more Blood Moon showings in 2015, on April 4 and September 28, respectively, making it a rare tetrad.
美洲、东亚和澳大利亚的天文爱好者们今天尽享到月全食的盛景，由于在进入地球的影子里时反映太阳在大气中的光线放射，平时清亮银色的月亮， 变成了铜红色，被昵称为“红月亮”或“血月亮”。 这里是各国天文摄影者拍摄的精彩照片。
Credit: John W. Johnson via Virtual Telescope Project The moon passed through Earth’s shadow on Oct. 8, 2014, marking a total lunar eclipse, the second of 2014, in a stunning blood moon.
This is a shot of the October 8th 2014 eclipse from Houston, Texas. It’s just one shot taken with a 500m lens feturing a statue of Sam Houston along with the partially eclipsed moon.
Credit: Connor Madison Astrophotographer Connor Madison created this collage of lunar eclipse photos taken on Oct. 8, 2014, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (at UW Oshkosh).
Credit: CJ Armitage Astrophotograher CJ Armitage sends a photo of the lunar eclipse of Oct. 8, 2014, taken from Mount Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland of Australia, near Brisbane.
Credit: Stan Honda From his vantage point in Queens, New York, astrophotographer Stan Honda caught the lunar eclipse as the moon descended over the Manhattan skyline in New York.
Credit: Tyler Leavitt Astrophotographer Tyler Leavitt of Las Vegas caught the lunar eclipse between the spokes of the High Roller Ferris wheel on Oct. 8, 2014.
Credit: Mark Huber Astrophotographer Mark Huber sent in a photo of the lunar eclipse over the Crescent City Connection, formerly the Greater New Orleans Bridge, taken on Oct. 8, 2014.
Credit: Pauline Acalin Astrophotographer Pauline Acalin sent in an image of the lunar eclipse of Oct. 8, 2014, taken in Costa Mesa, California.
Credit: Teresa Johnson Teresa Johnson, who describes herself as a “total beginner,” sent in this collage of lunar eclipse photos taken in Manhattan Beach, California, on Oct. 8, 2014.
Credit: Caroline Angelo Astrophotographer Caroline Angelo sent in a photo of the Oct. 8, 2014, lunar eclipse as seen from east side of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
Credit: Matt Pollock Astrophotographer Matt Pollock sent in a photo of the lunar eclipse seen next to the Corning Tower in Albany, New York, taken Oct. 8, 2014.
Credit: Katie Whitman This photo, taken from Georgia, shows a stunning, red total lunar eclipse behind a water tower in Georgia.
Credit: Greg Diesel This image shows the small dot of Uranus beneath the red-glowing total lunar eclipse on Oct. 8, 2014.
Credit: Scott Gauer Clouds in Pennsylvania frame this image of the total lunar eclipse on Oct. 8, 2014.
The moon is pictured behind a ferris wheel on the pier in Santa Monica, Calif., after a total lunar eclipse Oct. 8, 2014.
10月8日晚，“红月亮”亮相江南名楼滕王阁上空。（多重曝光图片）中新社发 刘占昆 摄
A total eclipse of the moon is seen Oct. 8, 2014, in Qingdao, Shandong province of China.
Photo by Wolf Cocklin, Australia. If you look closely you can see the lunar eclipse above the Melbourne skyline.
Chris Phutully of Australia took this photo over a neon sign in Richmond, Victoria.
City of churches: photo by Mu Young of Adelaide, Australia.
A man and a woman look at the moon as they ride a Ferris wheel, as a total lunar eclipse begins in Tokyo on Oct. 8, 2014.
The Earth’s shadow begins to fall on the moon during a total lunar eclipse, as it goes behind a weathervane shaped like a Spanish galleon on the Freedom Tower, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 in Miami.
A total lunar eclipse is seen behind a ferris wheel in Tokyo on Oct. 8, 2014.
A plane flies before the moon at the beginning of a total lunar eclipse in Yokkaichi, central Japan, on October 8, 2014.
The end of a total lunar eclipse is seen from a cemetery in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on October 8, 2014.