Total Lunar Eclipse (Umbra Phase)

It lasted about three hours and twenty-six minutes from start to finish (not including the penumbral phases which are very difficult to see). But man, was it fantastic!*! The kids and I donned out winter coats and gloves and viewed through my low resolution telescope. This image was taken with Nikon D40 and 300mm ED Nikkor lense.

The partial eclipse began as the Moon's eastern edge slowly moved into the Earth's umbral shadow. Since no major volcanic eruptions have taken place, the Moon took on a vivid red-orange color during the total phase. A summary diagram of this eclipse is available from NASA