Lunar eclipse

This picture of last night’s lunar eclipse is composed of many exposures of differing lengths, taken between 2:45 and 4:45 a.m. The bright star near the moon is Spica. The planet Mars is the brightest dot across the top right corner. Because the exposures are of different lengths, some stars are visible throughout, and some are not. As the moon starts to brighten, nearby stars appear to diminish in its light. Photo: Marty Murphy, AD