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Eclipsed Moon beside the Beehive constellation

Eclipsed Moon beside the Beehive constellation

C047/7972

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47.5 x 31.8 cm ⏐ 18.7 x 12.5 in (300dpi)

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ALAN DYER / VWPICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALAN DYER / VWPICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

The Moon in mid-total eclipse, on January 20 2019, with it shining beside the Beehive star cluster, Messier 44, in Cancer. This was the unique sight at this eclipse as it can happen only during total lunar eclipses that occur in late January. There was one on January 31 2018 but the next will not be until 2037. At this eclipse the Moon passed across the northern half of the umbra, leaving the top of the Moon bright, even at mid-totality as it was here. Taken from a site near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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