Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

November’s full moon – known as the full beaver moon – offered stargazers a celestial show of historical proportions as it coincided with the longest partial lunar eclipse century. And the pictures they took did not disappoint.

Time-lapse photographer Levi Janssen from Minnesota, who specializes in night photography, arrived two hours early in the field in Waconia to adjust his settings, just before taking a dramatic time-lapse. Over the course of three hours, with a picture taken every nine seconds, he captured the shadow of the earth and gradually obliterated the silvery moon ball.

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(With permission from Levi Janssen)

Once the moon was shrouded in darkness, it appeared to glow a rust-red hue as the sun’s rays were filtered and refracted through the earth’s atmosphere and cast on the moon’s surface.

“It was the first time I put together a time-lapse of a lunar eclipse like this,” Levi told The Epoch Times. “It was a challenge, but I’m very happy with the results.”

Caption: “This was such a fun video to put together, I hope you enjoy it!”, He posted this time-lapse video on social media:

(With permission from Levi Janssen)

Michigan photographer Kathy Woods Booth snapped a series of evocative stills of the yellow-colored Full Beaver Moon, as well as the partial eclipse that then unfolded behind a veil of eerie, iridescent clouds in the sky above.

Kathy told the Epoch Times that “it was a windy night with cloud cover and the moon was in and out of the clouds.”

She added that “Nature is full of so many beautiful surprises.”

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(Courtesy of Kathy Woods Booth)
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(Courtesy of Kathy Woods Booth)
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(Courtesy of Kathy Woods Booth)
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(Courtesy of Kathy Woods Booth)
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(Courtesy of Kathy Woods Booth)
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(Courtesy of Kathy Woods Booth)
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(Courtesy of Kathy Woods Booth)
Epoch Times photo
(Courtesy of Kathy Woods Booth)

Brandon Mole, 34, of Hampton, South Carolina, snapped a few close-ups of the historically long eclipse taken at its peak – the moment when the moon’s surface, hidden in darkness, glowed a deep red with only a glimmer of silver peeking out ( as this year’s Full Beaver Moon was almost a total eclipse, with 98 percent of the Earth’s umbra blocking the sun’s light from reaching the moon’s surface.

“It was a surreal sight to see and gave me an intense sense of amazement at how the universe interacts,” Brandon said.

“An eclipse is always a great thing to see. Especially this one especially because of how long it lasted, a total of 6 hours.”

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(Courtesy of Brandon Mole)
Epoch Times photo
(Courtesy of Brandon Mole)
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(Courtesy of Brandon Mole)
Epoch Times photo
(Courtesy of Brandon Mole)
Epoch Times photo
(Courtesy of Brandon Mole)

These photographers, and many others across the globe, captured the celestial vision in the wee hours of November 19th and posted them online, receiving astonishing responses from astronomy lovers.

Next to her Facebook post, Kathy wrote: “The clouds moved over the moon at different times and created even more breathtaking views. What an incredible sight !!”

Brandon wrote humorously in his post: “It did not turn out so bad that I was half asleep 😴

The next lunar eclipse adorning the sky will be a total lunar eclipse; however, cloud observers will have to wait until May 16, 2022, before casting their gaze on it.

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