Not only Earthlings on Earth have witnessed the magnificent blush of a total lunar eclipse of “Bloody Moon Flowers” on Sunday night and Monday morning. Residents of the International Space Station had a magnificent view of the spectacular celestial event.
Astronaut of the European Space Agency Samantha Cristoforetti shared a beautiful series of photos of the eclipse from orbit. “A temporarily eclipsed moon plays hide and seek with our solar panel,” Christophoretti tweeted on Monday.
The photos show an eclipse, and the moon looks under the solar panels of the station. One magnificent view also shows the Earth below, clouds visible against the blue space. The images emphasize the subtle shading of the Moon when our planet casts a shadow on it.
Christophoretti shared a different view with only an eclipse moon peeking over the curve of the Earth.
Christophoretti is an experienced space photographer who has taken many photos stunning images during her last stay on the ISS in 2014 and 2015. Her last work began in late April as part of launched SpaceX.
Last night I watched an eclipse from New Mexico. As the shadow moved across the moon, the ISS flew by, a bright bead of light intersecting against the starry sky. So when I saw the ISS, Christopher was probably also tracking the eclipse. It doesn’t matter if you’re on earth or in orbit,.