Penumbral Eclipse

by Domenic Peake

These images show the earth’s shadow cast on the moon during the penumbral eclipse on the 10th of January, which occurs when the earth blocks some of the light from the sun shining on the moon. It was not very obvious on the night but if you really squinted you could just make out the darker patch on the bottom right (middle photo). The top photo shows the moon on the same night before the eclipse, and in comparing before and after you can really see how the eclipse has enhanced the Moon’s curvature in the picture. 

Whilst taking the bottom photo I happened to capture the vapour trails of a plane which happened to fly across!

The Poor Print

The Oriel College Student Newspaper. Run by students, with contributions from the JCR, MCR, SCR, Staff. Current Executive Editors: Fanxi Liu, Samanwita Sen, Monim Wains and Martin Yip

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