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. This single-exposure photo is a shot of a image sequence made to create this time-lapse video. The red lunar disk lies in the constellation Ophiuchus near the border with Scorpius and Sagittarius. Along the Milky Way in the middle and upper left are constellations Aquila and Cygnus. Click on the second photo to see a close-up long exposure composite view of the red eclipsed moon and rich background of nebulosity in the Milky Way including the Lagoon (M8) and Trifid (M20) nebulae.



comments (4)

  • ali bababagi Reply

    vohhhhhhh babak i love you

    July 14, 2011 at 11:20 am
  • mohamad Reply

    its very nice.

    July 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm
  • ingeborg breines Reply

    we were happy to meet you at the passage of Venus in front of the midnight sun north of sortland. thank you for showing us the passage on your camera. Hope you have a good time in Vesterålen.
    best regards,
    Kerstin and Ingeborg

    June 7, 2012 at 8:34 am
  • Babak Tafreshi Reply

    Thank you Ingeborg, and great to you hear from you. It was a pleasure meeting you during the Venus Transit and the midnight sun!

    June 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

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