The moon darkened, reddened, and turned
shades of gray and orange during the
first total lunar eclipse in nearly three years, thrilling
stargazers and astronomers around the world. (3rd March
The Earth's shadow took over six hours to crawl across
the moon's surface, eating it into a crescent shape
before engulfing it completely in a spectacle at least
partly visible on every continent.
Online has captured this spectacle as the moon rose
over Lyneham's C130 Hercules work horse, the
Fat Albert, is rested for the evening.
BBC Wiltshire 'Wonders of
Wiltshire' Calandar Competition March
2008 Winner -
RAF Lyneham's C130 Hercules rests for the night - Andy
Photograph taken 3rd March 2007 during the lunar eclipse at 11.45pm at Lyneham
The camera Canon 10D Shutter speed 1/4 sec f11 ASA400
no flash, tripod mount. more..