10 Jan. 2020 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse: images and podcast
While not total, the recent penumbral lunar eclipse was well worth a look and we captured some great images, while sharing it live via the Virtual Telescope Project. More than 200.000 viewers joined our real-time streaming.
Looking at the recent penumbral lunar eclipse was rewarding: while it could not be compared with a total one, the view was very nice, with evidence of the darkening due to the Earth’s penumbra, even with the named eye. Likely, if you were not aware of the eclipse, you could easily miss it but, once informed, you could clearly note how our Moon was “darker” on its Southern border.
I managed to see the eclipse from Rome, sharing it live via the Virtual Telescope Project, reaching about 240,000 individuals all around the globe. The sky was just great, so the Moon showed at its best.
Below is an image grabbed on 10 Jan. 2020, at 19:10 UTC, at the maximum of the eclipse.
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