Red Worlds – Moon And Mars Aligned Together During Total Lunar Eclipse
Taken by Miguel Claro on July 27, 2018 @ Campinho, Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, Portugal
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1 - Red Worlds – Moon and Mars Aligned Together During Total Lunar Eclipse

Only separated by approximately 6º apart, the red-orange planet Mars didn´t want to miss the “Red Celestial Party ” standing very close to the Moon during the longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century – 27th July 2018 – as seen from Dark Sky® Alqueva region in Portugal, this mosaic shows both in the same field of view. During a lunar eclipse, the moon passes through Earth’s shadow, giving the natural satellite a blood-red hue. With Mars making its closest approach in 15 years. The Red planet was also in opposition to the sun on this same night of the Lunar Eclipse, July 27, meaning being in opposite the sun in Earth’s sky, only 51 days before it passes through perihelion — its closest point relative to the sun in its orbit.

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2 - Close-up View during Totality after the end of occultation of the star HD195157 in Capricornus


The image shows a close-up view of a red dark Moon taken with a telephoto lens during the longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century, on 27th July 2018, as seen from Dark Sky® Alqueva region in Portugal. During a lunar eclipse, the moon passes through Earth’s shadow, giving the natural satellite a blood-red hue. The image was capture few minutes after the end of occultation of the star HD195157 in Capricornus. With a visual magnitude of +8.93 it can be seen very close to the right limb of the moon (look at 3 o´clock).

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