Lunar Eclipse

We interrupt the previous post for this breaking news image. Was that dramatic enough? Anyway, this morning was the longest lunar eclipse this century. Actually, according to moon.nasa.gov…

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth’s shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of Earth’s shadow, called the umbra. In this eclipse, up to 99.1% of the Moon’s disk will be within Earth’s umbra.

It was touch and go there for a moment as the clouds covered the sky completely by bedtime but when the alarm went off at 3am this morning I bundled up and went outside in the backyard to see if all was well. Big Dipper? Check! Other stars? Check! Oh look, the moon is eclipsing! The sky was absolutely clear.

Really bundled up (it was 28F out there) set the camera on the tripod, lens zoomed to 560mm and auto timer ready to go. It was pretty amazing to watch and I learned that the moon moves faster than one thinks when you are trying to photograph it especially when one hand is going numb from the cold even with gloves on. Either I need to invest in some hand warmers or get different gloves.

Anyway, here it is, taken at 4:05am.

Teri 📷

partial lunar eclipse, Beaver Moon, Ohio

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20 Responses to Lunar Eclipse

  1. Washe Koda says:

    Cloudy again this year so missed it N.E. Tennessee 🌚

  2. Pit says:

    What a wonderful shot!

  3. Timothy Price says:

    Nice. It was 20ºF here at 1:00 am when I started photographing it and it was 18ºF at 3:30 am when I took my last shot and went back to bed. It was cold eclipse.

  4. John says:

    Thanks for this photo, Teri, there was no way I’m going to be awake that late. Amazing and beautiful!

  5. Nancy says:

    Oh Teri… I knew I could count on you! Beautiful my friend!

  6. Nancy says:

    I could not wake up… it may have to do with me getting my Booster this week!

  7. Dalo 2013 says:

    Oh my… you are my heroine 🙂 There is nothing I like better than planning a shoot and then actually doing it 🙂 At 28 degrees I might have just assumed it was still cloudy ~ incredible photo and it is also nice to see yourself being rewarded for such commitment. Cheers!

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