Categories: AstrophotosEclipses

Skywatchers Share Lunar Eclipse Photos, Videos

A big eclipsed Moon over Indian Peaks in Colorado. Credit: Patrick Cullis

It was the final lunar eclipse of the year, and the last total lunar eclipse event for the western portion of the Americas until 2014, so skywatchers took advantage of clear skies, and many have shared their images and videos with Universe Today. Enjoy the views! For many of the images you can click on them and see larger versions on our Flickr group.

Above is a view in Colorado, taken by Patrick Cullis, showing the Indian Peaks with the eclipsing Moon setting overhead, taken during the lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of December 10, 2011. The Indian Peaks are a series of peaks on the continental divide near Boulder, Colorado. “The Moon set behind the continental divide right before totality, but it was still an awesome sight,” Cullis said.

Below is a video a to-die-for view of the eclipse over the Pacific Ocean.

Paul Miller shared this awesome video, and below is an image he took:

Dec. 10, 2011 lunar eclipse over the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. Credit: Paul Miller
The Dec. 10, 2011 lunar eclipse as seen by Robert Sparks (a.k.a. HalfAstro) in Arizona.
Indian Peaks in Colorado with the eclipsing Moon setting overhead. Credit: Patrick Cullis
The Dec. 10, 2011 eclipse, 4 minutes into totality, as seen from British Columbia, Canada. Credit: Suraky
The totally eclipsed Moon, surrounded by some stars, as seen in Ranikhet, UK, India. Credit: Daniel Fischer.
Another view of the total lunar eclipse in Ranikhet, UK, India. Credit: Daniel Fischer.
San Francisco Bay and the eclipsed Moon on Dec. 10, 2011. Credit: Alok Singhal
A composite image of the Dec. 10, 2011 lunar eclipse as seen from Ankara, Turkey. Credit: M. Rasid Tugral
A spooky-looking eclipsed Moon, as seen in Oakland, California. Credit: Eexelbots

This timelapse is from Steve Knight in Banbury, UK showing the eclipsed Moon moving between cloud banks:

We’ll add more as they become available; in the meantime, check out Universe Today’s Flickr Group for new additions! And if you have some you’d like to see posted on Universe Today, upload yours to the group.

Nancy Atkinson

Nancy has been with Universe Today since 2004, and has published over 6,000 articles on space exploration, astronomy, science and technology. She is the author of two books: "Eight Years to the Moon: the History of the Apollo Missions," (2019) which shares the stories of 60 engineers and scientists who worked behind the scenes to make landing on the Moon possible; and "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos" (2016) tells the stories of those who work on NASA's robotic missions to explore the Solar System and beyond. Follow Nancy on Twitter at and and Instagram at and

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