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Published on June 16th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Lunar Eclipse 2011 & Solar Eclipse Photos & Videos

22 Photos of the recent total lunar eclipse and some of solar eclipses below, as well as a couple videos and some informational videos from NASA.

We had a total lunar eclipse occurring yesterday and early this morning, a 100-minute eclipse that was the darkest of the century, and photos and videos of it have already started popping up on the internet. I’ve decided to compile a number of these photos and some of solar eclipses as well for your viewing pleasure.

First, though, a little bit of info on lunar eclipses and a total lunar eclipsesfrom NASA (the creator of the videos above):

A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes into Earth’s shadow, and a total lunar eclipse occurs when Earth completely blocks the sun, causing the moon to darken and appear to change color. However, the moon doesn’t go completely dark because Earth’s atmosphere bends (refracts) indirect sunlight toward the moon, giving it dim illumination. Since indirect sunlight must travel through Earth’s atmosphere before reaching the moon, any clouds or dust in the atmosphere will block certain colors in the sunlight, causing the moon to seem to change color, frequently turning it yellow, orange, or red. The exact color varies from eclipse to eclipse, depending on the weather at the time.

OK, now, some photos and videos:

Photo of June 15, 2011 lunar eclipse taken in Sta Cruz, Canary Islands, ES.

Partial solar eclipse in Norway on May 31/June 1, 2011

More photos of 2011 partial solar eclipse from Norway.

December 21, 2010 eclipse

Total solar eclipse in 1991 from Mexico

And back to images of the total lunar eclipse of June 15, 2011 (all of the photos below):

Images via:

  1. Alejandro Amador
  2. Antonio Moreno Salmoral.
  3. Antonio Moreno Salmoral.
  4. Undertow851
  5. Undertow851
  6. trondk
  7. trondk
  8. rhysdjones
  9. davedehetre
  10. rynoceras
  11. Priyantha Bandara
  12. MichaelMarner
  13. MichaelMarner
  14. Rafael Acorsi
  15. imageo
  16. ๏ฃฟ piterart ๏ฃฟ
  17. earlier.at
  18. Sabrina Campagna
  19. Domiriel
  20. Pascal Parent
  21. Pascal Parent
  22. MichaelMarner






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    Excellent job, Zachary. I really liked your compilation. I watched it from Tunisia and it was equally spectacular, almost liek your photos.

    I really laughed on Bachman’s commentaries. Esp. on the c-pepper. She already appears like if she only ate it all days long! brrr….

    • ad, thanks a lot! it was hard to stop finding pictures ๐Ÿ˜€ but i was pretty amazed with the ones i found. didn’t get to see it live ๐Ÿ™ looks like it was amazing

      & on Bachman, you made me laugh, it does seem as if she has already eaten too much of it! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Thanks for the comments!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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