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A mosiac of lunar eclipse images by Marko Posavec in Koprivnica, Croatia.

Lunar Eclipse Images from Around the World; June 15, 2011

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Now updated with more images and video!

It was an event that hasn’t happened in 11 years and won’t happen again until 2018. The total lunar eclipse of June 15, 2011 didn’t disappoint. Take a look at some of the amazing images taken by astrophotographers from around the world — well, the “eastern” side of the world anyway, as the eclipse wasn’t visible in North and South America. Our lead image is a fantastic mosaic taken by Marko Posavec in Koprivnica, Croatia. We have another image by Posavic below, but you can see more of his images via his Twitter account.

A blood red Moon as seen by Leonard E. Mercer in Malta.

The redness of the Moon during the eclipse was perhaps enhanced by the major volcanic eruption in Chile which has polluted the stratosphere with a haze, making the eclipse appear dark red. This image was taken by Leonard Mercer in Malta. You can see more of his images at his website.

The eclipsed Moon over buildings in Pisa, Italy. Credit: @UgoRom

Here’s a nice shot of the eclipsed Moon in Pisa, Italy, sent via Twitter from @UgoRom.

ISS flyby with an eclipsed Moon near the horizon in Koprivnica, Croatia. Credit: Marko Posavec

Here’s two skywatching events at once: and ISS flyby along with the eclipse, taken by Marko Posavec in Croatia.

Lunar eclipse from Germany. Credit: Daniel Fischer

Daniel Fischer from Germany, who writes the Cosmos4U blog and Skyweek German blog, took this image and said, “against all odds skies cleared *and* the geometry was better than expected about 10 minutes after totality. This is when this picture was taken, the reddish (outer) umbra still very evident.” You can read his recap of the eclipse here.

The June 15, 2011 lunar eclipse from South Australia. Credit: Julie Grise

Julie Grise from Adelaide in South Australia said “It clouded out here for totality – but between the clouds I managed a few images.”

Here’s a video from Nahum Chazarra, sent via Twitter taken from el Llano de la Perdiz, in Granada, Spain:

Lunar eclipse among the clouds in Vientiane, Lao PDR in southeast Asia. Credit: Janet Pontin

The red eclipsed Moon over Vientiane, Lao PDR in southeast Asia. Credit: Janet Pontin

The two images above are from Janet Pontin from Vientiane, Lao PDR in southeast Asia, who wrote to say, “We were very pleased that the thick clouds that had been sitting all evening cleared away, mostly, as the eclipse went underway. Complete view was from around 2.30 to 3am our time.”

Lunar eclipse. Credit: Gadi Eidelheit

Longtime UT reader Gadi Eidelheit from Israel took this image and said, “We had over 600 parents and children at the school where I did the observation.” A picture of Gadi and part of the group is below. He said the IAA (Israel Astronomy Association) volunteers operated about 30 observation places, and the eclipse was covered in all major papers, TV networks and news sites.”

Over 600 gathered to watch the eclipse at a school in Israel. Picture courtesy Gadi Eidelheit

A panoramic view of the eclipse near Ankara, Turkey. Credit: M. Rasid Tugral.

This beautiful panorama was taken near Ankara, Turkey and sent in by M. Rasid Tugral.

The lunar eclipse over western Switzerland. Credit: Alistair Scott

This image from Switzerland was sent in by Alistair Scott, author of The Greatest Guide to Photography.

The Moon during the early part of the June 15, 2011 eclipse over Tehran, Iran. Credit: Saeed Amiri and Hadi Emami.

A red, eclipsed Moon over Tehran, Iran. Credit: Saeed Amiri and Hadi Emami.

The two images above were sent in by Saeed Amiri Hadi Emami in Tehran, Iran, who took them with Canon SX210 camera.

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Dattaprasad Bhat
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June 16, 2011 3:08 AM

nice photos and article now we have to wait till 2041 for this type of lunar eclipse

Cortney Saucier
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Cortney Saucier
June 16, 2011 3:40 AM

ppl say there is supose to be a eclips tonight i never saw it once and i have been looking at the moon all night now. and its june 15 2011 and its 11:39 pm

Jacques
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Jacques
June 15, 2011 11:50 PM

HI.
IM IN SOUTH AFRICA. I SAW IT LASTNIGHT. U WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IT 23H00-02H00. ITS NOW 06H49 16.06.2011

Nelson G Velasco
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Nelson G Velasco
June 16, 2011 3:55 AM

i dont see it yet what time is it again? im in Washington DC

Erin Rippy
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Erin Rippy
June 16, 2011 4:02 AM

Not visible in North America.

Giedr? Ba?kaityt?
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Giedr? Ba?kaityt?
June 16, 2011 5:39 AM

In Lithuania it was not visible, too.

Gadi Eidelheit
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June 16, 2011 6:24 AM

It was absolutely amazing. I was at the boys school. I’ve organized a sidewalk astronomy for the entire school. more than 600 parents and children! all looking through 3 telescopes. It was very hard but very rewarding.
See you in December.

Ashzar Kamal
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Ashzar Kamal
June 16, 2011 9:03 AM

good ,very muckh sad about our work .thats why he show us his anger through the mooooooooooooooon.everyone pray.

Slugsie
Member
June 16, 2011 11:05 AM

Unfortunately the sky was completely clouded over here so I didn’t get to see any of it, so for me it was very disappointing.

Roll on 2018.

Slugsie
Member
June 16, 2011 11:05 AM

Unfortunately the sky was completely clouded over here so I didn’t get to see any of it, so for me it was very disappointing.

Roll on 2018.

Jayadeep Salveru
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June 16, 2011 11:28 AM

have seen it in INDIA
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Ivan3man_At_Large
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Ivan3man_At_Large
June 16, 2011 11:57 AM

Yo Uncle_Fred — SPAM ALERT!

Nahum Chazarra
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June 16, 2011 12:27 PM

I made a video of the eclipse as seen from Spain: http://youtu.be/WXoymn5epHQ

Nahum Chazarra
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June 16, 2011 12:27 PM

I made a video of the eclipse as seen from Spain: http://youtu.be/WXoymn5epHQ

Saeed Ullah Jan
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Saeed Ullah Jan
June 16, 2011 7:40 PM

visible in pakistan

JEAN GLEN
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JEAN GLEN
June 16, 2011 10:05 PM

Makes your heart skip a beat!

Mauro De los Santos
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Mauro De los Santos
June 17, 2011 1:19 PM

thanks! the eclipse unfortunately can´t see from south america.

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