Photography by Dave Schmahl

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Date:  Saturday, November 8, 2003
Time:  ~6:00 PM
Location:  Mt. Laguna, California. 

C90 1000mm lens, Canon G3 digital camera set on 400 ISO w/40mm eyepiece, 1 sec exposure, unguided.

The copper color comes from sunlight passing through the Earth's atmosphere and breaking up into a rainbow of color.  The red colors are scattered more towards the center of the Earth's shadow.  So, as the Moon moves through the shadow (in this case along the edge of the Earth's shadow) the red color becomes more intense.  The cloudiness adds some extra texture to the scene.