Breathtaking view of the eclipse from Hawaii

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, December 12, 2011

Astronomy Contributing Editor Stephen James O’Meara sent along this spectacular view of Saturday’s lunar eclipse as he imaged it from his home on the Big Island of Hawaii. Steve and his wife, Donna, who are, in addition to expert astronomy enthusiasts, also specialists in studying volcanoes, captured this superb image of totality. As Steve writes, “It was a bright and beautiful eclipse, coppery red. We had so much rain lately that I was really holding my breath. But the clouds parted and, well . . . we saw this awesome event.”

Steve and Donna O'Meara

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