12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A total lunar eclipse with the Goddess of Liberty.
On April 15, 2014 there was a total lunar eclipse and I wanted a way to capture it without just a photograph of the moon. This shot was taken over the State Capitol of Texas in Austin with the Goddess of Liberty. This eclipse was the first of two full lanar eclipses in 2014 and the first in a tetrad, or series of four total eclipses. During a lunar eclipse, the moon passes through the Earth's shadow (or umbra). If one were to be on the moon during a total eclipse and look at Earth, there would be a full reddish orange ring around Earth due to the sun on the other side. This is what gives the moon its color during a total eclipse.
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||Nov. 23, 2014, 4:56 p.m.
||Canon EOS 7D