Dramatic Timelapse of the Recent “Blood Moon” Eclipse

by Nancy Atkinson on April 29, 2014

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This timelapse of the lunar eclipse that took place April 15, 2014 will have you checking over your shoulder for aliens! Photographer Andrew Walker shot this footage at the Caltech’s CARMA Array (Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy) in the Inyo Mountains of California. You can find out more about his impressive equipment details here, but the very fitting music you may be familiar with: it’s from the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Lunar Odyssey from Andrew Walker on Vimeo.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

stan9fos April 30, 2014 at 8:22 AM

The music was used by Kubrick to great effect; it is from the Requiem by Gyorgy Ligeti. Heard it again in the trailers for Godzilla 2014. Always cranks up the goose-bump factor to about eleven.

Fraser Cain April 30, 2014 at 12:21 PM

There’s nothing like some dramatic music to help appreciate astronomy.

Larry Westein May 1, 2014 at 3:55 PM

It’s incredible. I just saw the Blood Moon with this video too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaHy790rAd8 But I love to watch from different people cause The science is amazing! :D

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