Amazing Lunar Eclipse Captured Through Time-Lapse Photos

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.

Daily Dose of Imagery
via [Thinx]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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