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Monday, September 28, 2015

Blood Moon Eclipse

This blog post is purely to document last night's total eclipse of the super moon.  A lunar eclipse (also known as a blood moon) happens when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth's shadow.  It occurs when the sun, earth and moon are lined up.   Since all my blog pieces end up in a book we make for the family, I wanted the September 27, 2015 eclipse to be included.  I will be 85 before the next one occurs in 2033, and so I thought I should take some photos just in case I can't be available for the next one, if you know what I mean. 

I am not a professional photographer and taking pictures of the moon is difficult for me.  I'm never sure how to adjust the settings up for such a dark background.  This is the best I could do.  There are tons of awesome photos of this event on TV and on the web, but these were captured from our deck in Princeton.

Beginning the wait for the lunar eclipse.  It's 7:04pm

The geese are looking for a place to spend the night at 7:05pm.

7:06pm

7:14pm and a few clouds are rolling in.



The eclipse is starting, it's 8:06pm.

8:16pm... . See the shadow on the left.

8:51pm

Supermoon eclipse 9:07pm.

9:08pm closeup


Lost in the trees at 10:36pm.  A bit hard to see and high in the sky.

Back to a normal full moon sometime during the night.