Time Lapse Video of the December 2010 Lunar Eclipse

Last night there was a total lunar eclipse that just so happened to coincide with the Winter solstice. If you missed the eclipse in person, University of Floria professor and photographer William Castleman created this beautiful time-lapse video with photographs he captured from Gainesville, Florida.

(via Laughing Squid)

  • Anonymous

    “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come” Acts 2:20 KJV

  • Photosophy

    The sun wasn’t turned into darkness. It was still going strong over the rest of the planet.
    It’s called “night”. It happens fairly regular…no need to be afraid.

    And the moon wasn’t turned into blood….it was sort of ochre or orange. It happens when it crosses behind the Earth’s shadow. It’s also been going on for as long as the Earth, Sun and Moon have been hanging around together.

    Again shadows aren’t anything to be afraid of…except maybe the shadows within ignorant and superstitious minds.

  • Anonymous

    Shut up

  • Photosophy


  • Rose

    Nice comback!! Religious nutters need to go wank over the salem witch trials…

  • Javier S.

    OWNED! (yes, capital letters)

  • Photosophy

    Well, it’s nothing personal against Faisal really…
    I watched the eclipse and it was hugely awesome.
    Seeing it referred to it biblically seemed to sully the event…(I find the bible a tad senseless and depressing).

    And this is a photography blog.

  • Syrus

    Michael, good video! may i suggest an improvement for next time? if you use free VirtualDub and its free DeShaker plugin, you can make this a centered and smooth video. you try to center as time goes by but then you run the filter to catch any extra pan. I try to run it on all video of moving source, target, or both. you have to play with it a bit to get the hang of it is but well worth it.

  • Lazerdactyl

    sadly, “Shut up” is the comeback a pissy 7 year old (or am i giving him too much credit?) would use. Even more sad is how often I get this when I refute religious wack-jobs with simple and easy to follow logic.