Lunar Eclipse Above Winter Landscape
Panoramic view of the total lunar eclipse (left), rising Milky Way, and bright planets Venus and Jupiter (right) above a snow covered landscape in Belgium. Click the second photo for a closer look at the eclipsed moon sitting between Gemini and the Beehive star cluster.
From the photographer: “Weather conditions have been excellent in Central Europe with a lot of clear skies and nearly no wind, which is very rare at this time of year. I went to the High Fens in Belgium , a nature reserve with swamps and very few trees. As Belgium is among the most light polluted countries in the world I had to use a strong light pollution filter for my panorama of six shots with the same setting. The image is from the end of totality, when the sun was 16° below horizon and the first rays of dawn were visible in the east.”