Self-Sufficiency Series

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lunar eclipse

Did anyone catch this morning's lunar eclipse? I get up early anyway, so I made sure to photograph (as best I could) the progress. My camera isn't exactly geared toward nighttime shots, but I got a few.


Just as dawn was lighting the sky, the moon set -- so I was unable to document the unveiling of the moon. Oh well.

7 comments:

  1. Saw it. Basically the same as yours, although the air was cold and clear enough that it went red before setting.

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  2. I stayed up all night so I wouldn't miss any of it. Then I started reading a good novel and forgot about it until it was totally blacked out and the fog had rolled in. Now I'll have to wait another 3 years to see a full lunar eclipse. I hope I make it that long - I hope we all do.

    Anonymous Patriot
    USA

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  3. We're too far east to be able to see it. It was below the horizon before sunrise. I was able to see it on a couple webcam streaming videos though.

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  4. I saw it and didn't know it! The top of the moon was dark this morning. I mentioned it to my wife, but should have been paying more attention!

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  5. I'm a bit of an amateur astronomer, so I always kept up on the eclipses, positions of the planets and so forth. But I was totally unaware of this latest full lunar eclipse! Then my wife called on her way to work (she's a cake decorator in a store bakery in town) and told me about it. It hadn't started yet (she goes to work at 5am) but I kept an eye on that big, bright full moon and saw what you managed to photograph. Pretty neat! --Fred & Deb in AZ

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  6. Thank for the photos. My son was extremely disappointed to find that the eclipse would not be visible from where we are in PA. But, he's getting a lot of enjoyment from the photos.

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  7. My husband and I both got up and took a look at it since the next time we will be able to see it is in 2014. It was nice to look at especially we since we didn't have to leave the nice warm house.

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