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Best photos of the total lunar eclipse

Best photos of the September 27-28, 2015 total eclipse of the moon from awesome EarthSky community members! Thanks to all who posted.

September 27-28, 2015 moon in partial eclipse, rising in Tucson, Arizona, as captured by BG Boyd Photo.

September 27-28, 2015 moon in partial eclipse, rising in Tucson, Arizona, as captured by BG Boyd Photo.

Eclipsed moon, September 27-28, 2015, from Jean Marie Andre Delaporte in Normandy, France.

Eclipsed moon, September 27-28, 2015, from Jean Marie Andre Delaporte in Normandy, France.

From Nairobi, Kenya, by Jolene Wood.  Thanks, Jolene!

From Nairobi, Kenya, by Jolene Wood. Thanks, Jolene!

Jenny Ortolaza? wrote:

Jenny Ortolaza wrote: “I told him that he could hold the universe in his hands and he said ‘I’ll start with the moon.'” Photo credit: Gina DiNapoli in Rochester, New York.

Super blood moon eclipse times 19!  By Mike Taylor Photo in central Maine.

Super blood moon eclipse times 19! By Mike Taylor Photo in central Maine.

James Younger wrote from Victoria, Vancouver Island:

James Younger wrote from Victoria, Vancouver Island: “Gina and Reed enjoying a paddle … “

Total eclipse over Tucson, Arizona by Sean Parker.

Total eclipse over Tucson, Arizona by Sean Parker.

Partial eclipse on September 27 over San Diego, California, by Jim Hatcher.

Partial phase of the eclipse on September 27 over San Diego, California, by Jim Hatcher.

Partial phase of the eclipse on September 27 over Hermosillo, Mexico, by Hector Barrios.

Partial phase of the eclipse on September 27 over Hermosillo, Mexico, by Hector Barrios.

September 27-28, 2015 total eclipse of the moon, from Haselbury, Plucknett, Somerset, UK, by (Boba) Phil Lilley.

September 27-28, 2015 total eclipse of the moon, from Haselbury, Plucknett, Somerset, UK, by (Boba) Phil Lilley.

Lunar eclipse from France by Jean-Baptiste Feldmann.

Lunar eclipse from France by Jean-Baptiste Feldmann.

Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park erupts during Blood Moon maximum eclipse!

Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park erupts during Blood Moon maximum eclipse! “Over a year of planning paid off!” said Jeff Berkes Photography.

Total eclipse over Sun Valley, Idaho from Tim Levitan.

Total eclipse over Sun Valley, Idaho from Tim Levitan.

Rick Racela wrote:

Rick Racela wrote: “Here are my shots with a bonus photobomb.”

Nearly eclipsed moon over New York City, September 27, 2015, from Jennifer Khordi.

Nearly eclipsed moon over New York City, September 27, 2015, from Jennifer Khordi.

Beginning of the umbral phase of the eclipse, from our friend GregDiesel Landscape Photography.

Beginning of the umbral phase of the eclipse, from our friend GregDiesel Landscape Photography.

Here is another shot I captured of the total lunar eclipse last night at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA. This shot showcases the end of the total eclipse stage, when the Moon begins to exit Earth's umbra (full shadow). I shot this at 11:20 p.m. EDT.

Scott MacNeill at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island caught the end of the total eclipse stage, when the moon begins to exit Earth’s umbra (dark shadow).

Lunar eclipse on September 27-28, 2015 from Michael Guinan in Ireland.

Lunar eclipse on September 27-28, 2015 from Michael Guinan in Ireland.

E.T. eclipse from Dublin Ireland, by Anthony Lynch Photography.

E.T. eclipse from Dublin Ireland, by Anthony Lynch Photography.

By the way, in addition to its being a Super Moon, and a Blood Moon and a moon in eclipse ... last night's moon also marked the Mid-Autumn Festival in China.  Photo of last night's moon from Hong Kong by EarthSky Facebook friend Matthew Chin.  Thanks, Matthew!

By the way, in addition to its being a Super Moon, and a Blood Moon and a moon in eclipse … last night’s moon also marked the Mid-Autumn Festival in China. Photo of last night’s moon from Hong Kong by EarthSky Facebook friend Matthew Chin. Thanks, Matthew!

Deborah Byrd

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