A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is just between the Sun and the Moon; obviously this only can happen when the moon is full.
The Lunar Eclipse on November 8 and 9, 2003 started at 23:32 UT and ended at 03:04 UT.
The 99% TOTALITY started at 01:06 UT and ended at 01:31 UT.
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Lunar Eclipse November 8-9, 2003.
This collage shows the eclipsing moon on its way to totality.
The red colour of the eclipsed moon is caused by the atmosphere of the earth.
If the Earth had no atmosphere, then the Moon would be completely black during a total eclipse. Instead, the Moon can take on a range of colours from dark brown and red to bright orange and yellow. The exact appearance depends on how much dust and clouds are present in Earth's atmosphere. Total eclipses tend to be very dark after major volcanic eruptions since these events dump large amounts of volcanic ash into Earth's atmosphere.
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November 9, 2003 01:16 UT.
Accidentally I captured an AVI with wrong camera settings, resulting in overexposed frames.
To my surprise this AVI shows a star close to the moon: TYC1224-1264-1 or HIP13509, Magnitude 7.56.