Last Nights…err…This Morning’s Full Lunar Eclipse

I wasn’t all that tired as Annie headed off to bed and the Hubby did as well… I am glad I wasn’t too.  I knew about the Full Lunar Eclipse but didn’t realize that it would be starting at 11 PM PST.  Hmm… That’s not too bad of a wait.  Well, little did I know how long it would go through it’s cycle, nor how cold it would be standing outside with my camera and tripod.  It was a fun sight to see and was one that I guess many people could not due to the amount of clouds in the sky (or the era they were born in to see one on winter solstice which happened the back in the 1600’s).  So, here’s some photos for those of you who couldn’t see it.  And, obviously I need to work on my night photography.

The last two were especially hard to get… I actually lost the moon from view because it was so faint.  Then the clouds were rolling through and I was afraid I was going to miss it alltogether but thankfully the sky opened up for a moment and I got the last photo.  There’s the red moon in the shadow of our earth.


About mudranch

I live in the country, I love to take photos, I'm a shepherdess, I adore my husband and daughter, I walk in the will of Christ.

Posted on December 21, 2010, in Nature Photography and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. wow. thanks Joan! those are awesome. Things didn’t start here until 1, and then cycled on through 4…I didn’t go outside.

    • Yeah, I don’t think I would have made an effort being that early in the AM. I finally rolled in to bed at 1… Couldn’t make it any longer. 🙂

  2. AWESOME JOAN! Thanks for capturing that on camera. We were unable to see it due to the constant rain that we continue to have down here.

  3. Wow! Thanks. My daughter stayed up and couldn’t see anything due to clouds. Great shots!

  4. It was to cloudy here so we did not see it. It was nice to see it through your eyes. Thanks

  5. Ooh! Thanks for posting these photos! It was POURING in San Diego, so I was unable to see it. It’s nice to think of you, out in the mountains watching this once in a 400 year event!

  6. What’s to work on? Awesome photos! I got to see that last image in person before I went to bed; the clouds opened up just enough for me to see it. No photos, though.

  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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