Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Lunar eclipse


Early this morning, the earth, the moon, and the sun lined up perfectly so that the earth's shadow landed on the moon. This lunar eclipse was special because it was a super moon, meaning that the moon was very close to the earth, relatively speaking, so it looked bigger. And it was a "blue moon," meaning that it was the second full moon during this calendar month. This picture was taken just before 5:00 a.m. and is slightly before full eclipse.

This picture is taken around 5:30 am and is at full eclipse.

You can read some of our previous eclipse posts here and here.


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  2. Beautiful photos. Thanks for getting up early to capture these images!

    I also like that the moon is not alone. We see several stars immediately, and when I magnified the image, others were faintly visible. Very nice!


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