Monday, January 21, 2019

On the Night of the Super Wolf Blood Moon Eclipse


Around 6 -- the temperature is in the teens . . .


and there are lots of clouds . . .


I wonder how this image happened?


There's a full eclipse coming and the moon is supposed to look blood red at totality -- but will there will be clouds -- or will I will be awake and feel like going outside around midnight?

Hmmmm . . . I kinda doubt it.

I surprised myself. John woke me at 11:30 and I got a few shots of the beginning stages.
The moon was almost directly overhead and I was in my nightshirt and a jacket, leaning against a snowy railing and trying to steady the camera.. I got these two shots and  went back to bed  for about twenty minutes. When I went back out, I got one fleeting glimpse (but no picture) of the rather tarnished looking moon before the clouds swallowed her up.

 



6 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

You got something. There would have been no photos around here by anybody with complete cloud cover. Too darn cold too. I can't explain that one photo.

Barbara Rogers said...

Good job. I was in bed for the full eclipse, but happy to have a few early shots. Brrr. It's 8 at 7:45 this morning!

KarenB said...

It was mostly clear here except for fast-fleeing clouds but oh it was COLD!! I stepped out to look about every 20 minutes or so for a 15 second glance and then hopped back under the blankets on the sofa. I don't know if you can see my friends on FB or if his post is public, but John Bychowski took excellent pictures of it.

Bernie said...

You did really well Vicki, far to many clouds overhead here in fact it was raining very hard most of the night. xx

jennyfreckles said...

At least you got some shots. I stayed in bed, too cold! Though I've seen some good photos taken by others over here.
(I've answered your 'quite' question on my blog.)

Cory Barlow said...

"that one image": the ghostly disc is the light of the moon bouncing off the front of your lens then against the back of your UV filter / lens protector and back through your lens. common in situations with a bright subject on a black background. make sure your lens and filter are clean, and doing stuff like this, best to remove the filter altogether.