This past Saturday, all of North America, including Downey, was privileged to watch one of those spectacular events of nature that happens only when everything lines up just right. The earth lined up just right between the sun and the moon so that the earth's shadow covered the moon, i.e. a lunar eclipse. You can read about it here. I shot this picture at around 4:30am, just before full eclipse.
The next lunar eclipse will be later this year on September 28. A partial solar eclipse will take place a few weeks earlier on September 13.
I thought I would show you what the eclipse looked like when you take the picture without using a tripod to hold the camera still.