Images From Apollo, Ahead of Tonight's Supermoon Eclipse


Tonight, as the full Moon reaches its closest point to Earth, it will also be dimmed by a total lunar eclipse. This Supermoon eclipse will reach totality at 10:11 p.m Eastern Time, and will last one hour and 12 minutes. According to NASA, it will “be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific.” While preparing to look up into the night sky and view this once-every-few-decades event, I found a treasure trove of lunar photography from the Project Apollo Archive, who just recently posted hundreds of unprocessed film scans from Apollo mission Hasselblad cameras to their Flickr account. While you’re gazing up at the Moon tonight, take a moment to think about the days when humans walked on its surface, and all the equipment that still remains out there.

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