The total lunar eclipse that took place in the last hours of May 15 was a sight to behold. For nearly 90 minutes the earth's shadow blunted the full moon's glow, producing a sphere bathed in a dusty shade of red that was much more pronounced if viewed through binoculars or a telescope. Better still is the view of the eclipse provided by the images below, captured by Bill Coley with his camera attached to his telescope, the scope serving as the camera's lens. The images are in chronological order, from the moon's appearance just before the eclipse began to the early moments of the earth's shadow's departure from the lunar scene just before midnight. Enjoy!
"The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known."
Psalm 19.1-2 (NLT)