Eclipsed Moon in the Milky Way
On June 15, 2011 the totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. The red lunar disk lies in the constellation Ophiuchus near the border with Scorpius and Sagittarius. Click on the second photo to see a stunning panorama of the red eclipsed moon and deep sky objects in this part of the sky. As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day and selected as one of the Best 2011 Space Photos by National Geographic News, the dark red eclipsed Moon competes with the Milky Way’s faint glow.