Occultation During A Lunar Eclipse [207K]

This image of the eclipsed moon was taken by Mr Harry Williams of Auckland, New Zealand, at the Lunar Eclipse of 30 December, 1982. Note the star at bottom right which appears to be inside the edge of the Moon, and that the Moon's edge does not seem sharp.

A long exposure was required for this photo, and while the shutter was open the camera tracked the background stars. Because the Moon moves at a different rate from the stars, during the exposure the Moon's edge occulted the bright star at lower right.

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