Lunar Eclipse and Active Volcano

By: Tunc Tezel


Region: Americas

Site: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - USA

Date: 2014 Oct 8

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This all-sky view from Hawaii has captured the sky during the total lunar eclipse of 2014 October 8. The autumn-winter Milky Way appears on the left and eclipsed moon is almost overhead. The image is made from Kilauea, a shield volcano in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a World Heritage Site on the Big Island of Hawaii. From the photographer: "The towering smoke was lit by lava in the Halemaumau crater. Without the trade winds, the smoke rises up and makes a huge mushroom cloud like fixture, very challenging to frame it and expose correctly." Click on the constellation icon above the image to see a telephoto view of the eclipsed moon, captured next to faint planet Uranus. Tunc Tezel

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