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Dec. 21, 2010
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  Summary: For the first time in 372 years, a total eclipse of the Moon occurred on the date of the northern winter solstice. Get the full story from Science@NASA.
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Bengt W Siiri,
Elvenes, Kirkenes, Norway
Dec. 21, 2010

Beautiful lunar eclipse in the blue hour. 9:32 UTC Photo details: Fujifilm Finepix S5000 digital camera, 200 ASA, 1/6s exposure f=5.6.

Jeff Berkes,
West Chester, PA
Dec. 21, 2010
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Amazing Night to say the least! Despite very cold temperatures and gusty winds I survived the night and brought back these images. It was an absolutely stunning sky show as expected! It's great to pick up so many stars with the moon out. I wish it was like this every night! It feels great to be a part of this rare event! Nikon D3, 800 ISO

Kamila Mazurkiewicz Osiak,
Pulawy, Poland
Dec. 21, 2010

Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 70-300 mm (300 mm), 1 exposure, full frame, f/5,6, 1/25 sek., ISO200, 21 XII 2010, 7:15

Gary A. Becker,
Coopersburg, PA
Dec. 21, 2010
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Can it get any prettier? Can it get any colder? My hands and body were numb from a five hour stint outdoors photographing the winter solstice lunar eclipse this morning. This 5 second, ASA 400, image was taken with an 8-inch, F/4 Meade Schmidt-Newtonian reflector several minutes before totality ended. A Canon 60D captured the reddened prime focus moon.

Languidic, FRANCE
Dec. 21, 2010

The lunar eclips from West France (Ploemeur) just before the sunrise.It was wonderfull seing this red moon with the fist light of the sun in front of Biscay bay!!! This photo was taken with Canon Eos 20D and 500mm F/D 4,5 Canon F/D Lens . 2 seconds exposure at 200 ISO.

Yuichi Takasaka,
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Dec. 21, 2010
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It has been cloudy/snow for the last 5 nights, but miraculously clouds disappeared just in time for the TLE. Aurora was dancing at the Northern sky while eclipse was happening. What a night! Canon EOS 5D MarkII and 500D. Sigma 8/3.5, EF 15/2.8, and EF 24/1.4L II lenses.

more images: from Tom King of Watauga, Texas; from Zhengyi Hu of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; from Andrew Laszlo near Limon, CO; from Laurent Laveder of Pointe de Dinan, Brittany, France; from Alan Dyer of Near Gleichen, Alberta, Canada; from John Sachs of Hanover Pennsylvania;