Lunar Eclipse

There was a lunar eclipse tonight.  It seems that only me and maybe 40 other people in the world actually care about these things. At any rate, it was pretty cool for me.  Finally, that damned moon and the earth put on a show before 10pm, it was visible on the West coast AND there were no clouds.  That’s 3 for 3 right there.  Honestly, I’m sick and tired of staying up at 3am to look at a cloudy moon.

To make it even more magnificient, the moon was low and HUGE tonight.

This is just after we got home.

 

A little bit later, you can see the earth is halfway across the moon.

 Almost there.  I could see clouds rolling in from the northeast and I thought they’d obscure this view.

And scene.  It was a pretty fast moving eclipse and about 5 minutes after I took this photo, the moon disappeared because of the clouds.

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4 thoughts on “Lunar Eclipse

  1. Oh, not just you! Lots of people on my blogroll were taking pictures! I would have been too if it was not completely cloudy down here AND if I was not stuck in another flipping meeting!!

    Very cool pics.

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  2. Oh man, sorry both of you had cloudy skies. The weird thing is that this is the first lunar eclipse that my husband didn’t watch with me. He was more focused on fixing one of our computers. Strange.

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