Lunar Eclipse tagged posts

Imaging the April 2014 Lunar Eclipse

Blood Moon

Luckily, this time around, the Lunar Eclipse was West Coast friendly and started around 11pm so I could stay awake for the entire event, until the clouds obscured my view.  This was my first time viewing a total Lunar Eclipse as the last eclipse I caught back in June 2012 was a partial.  This was also the first time I watched the moon turn a very nice strawberry color towards the end of the eclipse.  I put together a montage of phases of the Eclipse.

Lunar Eclipse Phases April 2014

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Lunar Eclipse of 2012

Lunar Eclipse at 4:03am

Lunar Eclipse at 4:03am

Call me crazy but I felt compelled to set an alarm and wake up at 3am to capture the Lunar Eclipse.  A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes behind the Earth so that the Earth blocks the Sun’s rays from striking the Moon.  I stood out on my driveway from 3am until a little after 4am to watch it unfold.  Viewing it live was amazing and capturing the phases of the eclipse was even better!

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