The forces of rotation caused red hot masses of stones to be torn away from the Earth and to be thrown into the ether, and this is the origin of the stars.

— Anaxagoras 428 BC

Moon Eclipse 2008

Receding Eclipse with Blue/Green glow

Receding Eclipse with Blue/Green glow

Shot with Nikon Coolpix mounted on a Meade ETX 90, unguided.Photo data, 1 sec, f 4.0, 21.3 mm focal length, ISO 400, at 11:16 PM.

Receding Eclipse from Bloomfield NJ, 11:07 PM

Receding Eclipse from Bloomfield NJ, 11:07 PM

Shot with a Nikon Coolpix 4500, mounted on a Meade ETX 90, with 45 deg adaptor, and without guidance. The shot was ISO 100, 21.7 mm focal length, f 4.0, 1/7 sec.