180202期:月出之蚀

1月31日,摄影师来到人迹罕至之处,向地平线极目远眺,云蒸霞蔚之景美不胜收。镜头定格在彼处的雪山之上,只见印度境内的喜马拉雅山脉某处,德里苏尔(Trisul)峰仿佛湿婆的三叉戟,高耸入云,而在视图右上角,夜空中最亮的恒星——天狼星清晰可见。2018年一共有两次月全食,这一天正值第一次月全食,观测条件良好,为全年的观月活动开了个好兆头,全世界的人们对此都期待万分,尤其是观月爱好者。拍摄之时血月已升起,正慢慢滑过地球的阴影区域。这一次的月食非常特别,因为这轮大大的超级月亮是本月第二个满月,也就是所谓的“蓝月亮”,并且正位于近地点附近,即轨道上离地球最近的一点。 至于2018年7月27日第二次月全食时,满月将位于远地点附近。

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Moonrise Eclipse
Image Credit & Copyright: Neelam and Ajay Talwar

Explanation: This atmospheric picture of a distant horizon looks toward the tall Trisul peaks of India’s snowy Himalayan mountains. Taken from a remote location on January 31, brightest star Sirius shines at the upper right. The red Moon rising is gliding through Earth’s shadow during the evening’s much anticipated total lunar eclipse. Enjoyed across the planet’s night side, the eclipse was the first of two total lunar eclipses in 2018, kicking off a good year for moonwatchers. But this was a rare treat. The eclipsed Moon also loomed large near perigee, the closest point in its orbit, during the second Full Moon of the month, also known as a Blue Moon. For the July 27, 2018 total lunar eclipse, the Full Moon will be very near apogee.

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