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Brrrr. You’d think a person would have more sense than to stand around in the dark when the temperature is ten degrees, fahrenheit. Especially a person battling a head cold. But how often do you get to see a lunar eclipse?

It was foggy when I went to bed last night so I didn’t have much hope of being able to see this phenomonon and I didn’t do anything to get ready for it. Ken set the alarm and even woke me up after he saw the progressing shadow of the earth across the moon. He had the scope set up outside to watch it. It was a struggle to find everything I needed for night time photography and I overlooked one thing that would have made my images better. My other camera. It handles high ISO much better and would have allowed shorter exposures that would have been sharper.  Can I help it if my mind is all fogged up at 5 in the morning? It was fun to see, despite the cold.




This is what happens when you move everything during the shot.



The moon set and the sky was light in the east before the eclipse came to an end.


  1. The last little sliver of mostly eclipsed moon stuck out like a horn from the top of Lucky Jim Bluff.

    • Cool!
      If I’d been really ambitious, I would have gone across the valley for the longer view.

  2. Cool pics! The only thing crazier is running in the Jingle Bell Run this morning with 17 degree temps and dense hoar frost everywhere. Talk about brrrrrrr 🙂

  3. The worst part was waiting around for the start; after I started running it wasn’t too bad, I dressed just about right. Placed 43rd in about 98 entries; 1st in females 60+ (only 2 of us). This was the 11th and final race for me in 2011.

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