Mineral Moon in eclipse

Soumyadeep Mukherjee from Kolkata, India

The Oct. 28/29 partial lunar eclipse was best visible in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Though the umbral phase only reached a maximum magnitude of 12 percent, it was still a photographic treat. This image captures the maximum point at 1:44 A.M. local time (20:14 UT). To capture detail across the full disk, the photographer created this composite with eight stacks of five images each. To enhance the mineral colors of the Moon, the imager also blended a separate stack of 100 images captured before the eclipse began.