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Lunar eclipse photos, via EarthSky’s community

Red full moon in a black background with white dots.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Shaun Tarpley in League City, Texas, captured an incredibly vibrant shot of last night’s lunar eclipse on May 15, 2022, and wrote: “This image was taken from my backyard. The iOptron Skyguider Pro allowed me to take this 13 second image at roughly 700mm to bring out the detail in the moon and sky.” Thank you, Shaun! More lunar eclipse photos below.

Lunar eclipse photos: May 15-16, 2022

The May 15-16, 2022, total eclipse of the moon is over. Check out these lunar eclipse photos! Or submit your photo here.

Check Earthsky Community Photos for more great images. Thanks to all who submitted!

Lunar eclipse photos: Line of 26 transitioning moons on a black background over a tall white obelisk monument.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Sergio Garcia Rill captured these lunar eclipse images on May 15-16, 2022, over the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. He wrote: “I took individual images at 850mm of the phases of the moon. And later I resized them (downsized), and re-arranged and overlaid with an HDR processed image of the monument, using Photoshop.” Thank you, Sergio!
Large red sphere in the center of 6 other spheres among a black background.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Michael Hoag in Eastern Kansas, created this stunning composite of the lunar eclipse on May 15, 2022, and wrote: “A composite of several photos. Nice seeing conditions for the eclipse. (The) front moved through dropping the humidity and clearing the skies.” Thank you, Michael!

Deep red full moon against black background. View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Jelieta Walinski Ph.D in Lake La Salle State Park, Minnesota, captured this beautiful view of last night’s lunar eclipse on May 15, 2022. Jelieta wrote: “This is single exposure of the total lunar eclipse or Super Flower Blood Moon, captured at Lake La Salle State Park, MN, USA with 3 stars aligned.” Thank you, Jelieta!

Almost totally eclipsed moon, with thin, bright white parallel lines in front of it.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Bob Faulkner in Cudahy, Wisconsin, must be located near an airport. He caught these jet trails – and a jet – in front of the eclipsed moon, just as totality was about to begin. Thank you, Bob!
Inset: 6 eclipsed moons above brightly lit New York skyline on horizon beyond body of water.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Alexander Krivenyshev in Manhattan, New York, captured several great close-ups of last night’s lunar eclipse over the Big Apple. Alexander wrote: “Despite a lot of clouds tonight, a Total Lunar Eclipse as seen over New York City.” Thank you, Alexander!
Red orb suspended on deep blue sky with drooping green fronds to left.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Steven B in Studio City, California, captured this beautiful shot of last night’s lunar eclipse suspended behind a palm. Steven wrote: “Moon (Lunar) eclipse a few minutes minutes before beginning of totality from Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA.” Thank you, Steven!
Tiny red moon in deep blue sky over lights of towns along a coastline.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Chix RC in Palos Verdes, California, captured this stunning image of last night’s lunar eclipse over the California coastline. Chix wrote: “I was but one of the many who came to this spot to view tonight’s Lunar Eclipse … a Moon lover’s delight!” A moon lover’s delight for sure! Thank you, Chix!
Large, somewhat fuzzy moon mostly red with white area at bottom.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Andy Bentley in Mountain View, California, captured this image and wrote: “Tail end of Flower Moon eclipse.” Thank you, Andy!

Time lapse of the eclipse

If you’ve ever wondered how much a full moon adds extra light to the night sky, wonder no more. This time lapse from the Gemini South Observatory shows that as the moon became totally eclipsed on the evening of May 15, the stars and Milky Way appear.

Bottom line: The May 15-16, 2022, total eclipse of the moon is over. Check out these beautiful lunar eclipse photos, and see more at Earthsky Community Photos. Thanks to all who submitted!

Submit your photo here.

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