8 incredible images of lunar eclipses
Tue, Jul 24 2012 at 6:20 PM
“But about the first watch the Moon in eclipse, hid at first the brilliance of her heavenly body, then all her light was sullied and suffused with the hue of blood,” reads “The History of Alexander.” The line refers to a lunar eclipse on Sept. 20, 331 BCE, which happened right before the Arbela battle of Alexander the Great. A blood red moon has been seen throughout history as a sign of impending doom. However, they are simply the result of a lunar eclipse, or when the Earth is aligned between the moon and the sun. Be they white, grey, orange, or red, a lunar eclipse is a spectacular vision. Here are several outstanding images of lunar eclipses from Earth – and beyond.