A lunar eclipse leaps over the Acropolis

Illustration for article titled A lunar eclipse leaps over the Acropolis

In this picture from June 15, photographer Elias Politis has condensed an entire 100-minute lunar eclipse over Athens, Greece into a single composite image. Also check out a haunting time-lapse video Politis captured from that evening's "Acropoclipse."


Be sure to click on the above image to embiggen.

[Elias Politis via NASA]

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insomniac 1729

For some reason this comes to mind: "It’s a warm summer evening, circa 600 BC, you’ve finished your shopping at the local market, or agora, and you look up at the night sky. There you notice some of the stars seem to move, so you name them planetes, or wanderer. "