The moon turns slightly darker as the penumbra, or the lighter shadow, of our planet is cast upon the surface.
There is already a slight orange tint beginning to be visible (because the sunlight shining directly onto Earth passes through the atmosphere and is projected onto the moon giving it a red-orange tone during the eclipse).
This orange colour will intensify as the eclipse progresses. The penumbral eclipse will begin about an hour earlier and end about an hour after the full eclipse
Shot at 1000mm using a Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR and Mark III 2x Teleconverter @ f/11; i/250 second and ISO 800.
(See next image for the full lunar eclipse).
Imaged from Beckwith Township, ON, Canada
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