Milky Way Eclipse
The totally eclipsed moon shines amid the dense stars of our Milky Way in a composite picture taken June 15 from the Alborz Mountains of Iran. The eclipsed moon glows orange-red due to indirect light from the sun, which becomes reddish as it passes through Earth's atmosphere.
Last week's lunar eclipse was the longest and deepest total lunar eclipse seen in more than a decade. The best viewing locations were eastern Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and the western tip of Australia.
Space Pictures This Week: Lunar Eclipse, Sun Spurts, More
The moons rests in the Milky Way, opals shine on Mars, a black hole spits gamma rays, and more in the week's best space pictures.