Many saw the lunar eclipse that occurred on December 21, 2010, which happened to coincide with the date of the December Solstice – only the second time since 1638. For those who weren't able to marvel at this natural phenomena, time-lapse photography captured what we missed. The event took five hours and 38 minutes and was photographed every two minutes. Out of hundreds of shots taken, 61 photos were compiled into this long, sequential series of the increasingly-shadowed moon.
As you scroll through the image, you quickly see the amazing transformation between the eclipse's start and finish.The clarity of these images, contrasted with the pitch-black background, makes this photograph feel almost unreal. It's yet another reminder to us that the greatest wonders of our world come from nature.