Last week, as the Sun set a Full Moon rose over
the springtime landscape of Tihany, Hungary on the northern shores of
As it climbed into the clear sky,
just grazed the dark, umbral
shadow of planet Earth in the year's first partial
The partial phase, seen near the top of this frame where the lunar
darkened along the upper limb, lasted for less than 27 minutes.
Composited from consecutive exposures, the picture
presents the scene's range of natural colors and subtle shading
apparent to the eye.
At next week's New Moon, the season's celestial
shadow play will continue with an annular
the path of
through northern Australia and the central Pacific.