Eclipsed Moon seen from space, Final Version

This video was inspired by a simple comment I read on Twitter, that a total eclipse of the Moon is the only time you get to photograph the Moon with stars.

I then thought – But also, 99% of eclipse imagery is the view from Earth, with a few artists showing the Earth from the Eclipsed Moon.

So I decided to make a short video showing the eclipse from a moving viewpoint in space, and to include scenes looking side on to the illumination, so you can see the shadows cast by the red light of Earth. Also colourful craters on the terminator showing detailled releif.

I’m quite pleased with the result – I think the distant views give an unusual impression of he Moon floating in deep space, .

Music is used with permission, it’s “Starburst” by the always impressive All India Radio.

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Nick Stevens

I studied astronomy at University College London, but failled to get my degree. For many years pre-internet, I ran the bulletin board "Starbase 1", which is why you will frequently see me referring to myself as that! I am currently on the board of the IAAA. I operate exclusively in digitals using many different software packages. Most often Lightwave 3d, Vue, Photoshop Elemnts, Affinity Photo. I also ejoy oddball graphics packages like Xenodream, Amberlight, aqnd others.

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