Watch a total lunar eclipse

Take 37 seconds to watch the January 31, 2018, super Blue Moon eclipse! This video – from Colin Legg in Australia – is composed of more than 4,000 images.

January 31, 2018, total lunar eclipse animation from Colin Legg on Vimeo.

One of our favorite astrophotographers on the planet, Colin Legg of Australia, wrote to EarthSky to say:

I finally processed all the images I took of the January 31, 2018, total lunar eclipse … all 4,460!

The result is the video on this page. Lunar eclipses typically last a couple of hours, as Earth’s shadow slowly inches across the moon’s face, covers the moon completely and then slowly withdraws. This video gives you that experience in only 37 seconds! Enjoy.

Thank you, Colin!

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The January 31, 2018, eclipse was a super Blue Moon eclipse

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