Full Lunar Eclipse through a Neuromorphic Event-based Camera

On the 26th of May  2021, ICNS used their Astrosite Mobile Neuromorphic Observatory to record this striking footage of the full lunar eclipse through a neuromorphic event-based camera. What makes it so remarkable is that you can see both the illuminated and eclipsed portions of the moon clearly in the data from the neuromorphic sensor. The conventional sensor, included in the inset for comparison, can only see the illuminated portion of the moon.

It is the neuromorphic camera technology that allows us to do this. The biology-inspired pixels in these cameras work independently of one another, allowing some to see bright parts of the moon whilst others are looking at much darker parts.