The lunar eclipse on May 26 may not have reached totality in Florida, yet local observers were still greeted with an amazing celestial display. At the eclipse’s maximum point from Lake Nona, the Earth’s umbral shadow covered over half the moon! Moments later, the moon set on the horizon, and the sun rose promptly after. We were at Lake Nona photographing the entire process so that we could share this incredible event with you. Emerson captured the eclipse with the beautiful surrounding landscape. Meanwhile, I directed my focus on capturing a sequence of photos to create a stacked image, which shows the progression of the eclipse.
If you happened to miss this eclipse, don’t worry – there is another opportunity to view one later this year! There will be a partial lunar eclipse on Nov. 19. In Lake Nona, it will begin around 1 a.m. and reach its maximum at 4 a.m. The next total lunar eclipse visible from Florida will be on May 16, 2022. This one will take place at a more reasonable hour, starting around 9:30 p.m. and reaching totality at 11:30 p.m. We are excited to see these future eclipses and hope you are able to view them as well.