The Phases of a Lunar Eclipse in One Photo
When the moon passes directly behind Earth into our planet’s shadow, it turns a burnt orange. This incredible sight, known as a lunar eclipse, can only occur when the Sun, Earth and moon all line up in that order. Hence, lunar eclipses can only occur during a full moon. Mexican photographer Bogar Mercado captured pictures of the lunar eclipse on October 8 and made a composite image of the different phases. His photo is an excellent portrayal of the moon as it grows fuller and becomes flush with oranges and reds.