Tonight, most of the Eastern hemisphere was treated to the full moon passing through its longest and deepest total eclipse in over a decade. Apparently, the best locations for seeing the whole show were Eastern Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Western tip of Australia, so being in Cairo I was in a pretty good position.
I set my camera up on a tripod on the balcony of my apartment, and watched the moon rise up above the 11-storey block of apartments opposite. As it appeared, the Earth’s shadow was already beginning to cross it, and its brilliant white colour gradually became more and more obscured. Below are two of my shots, and note that neither of them has been edited in any way: