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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Sky ate the Moon

Last night I watched the lunar eclipse for almost 2 hours - until it got to the point where I just had to go to bed. It really was like the sky was eating the moon. I took a time lapse video and it shows the moon just disappearing. But then I noticed that when the eclipse was pretty complete that the moon reappeared all red and very dim. This was REALLY, REALLY cool. Obviously it had been there all red all along and I could only finally see it because the bright rim was no longer washing it out.

I tried to capture it with this picture. This was one of those times I wished I had a zoom lens. But I did not have a zoom lens so I had to use my 'digital zoom' back on the computer (I cropped it). But I want to add that I only cropped it. I did not play with the colors, light levels, saturation, or anything. It's amazing what these new digital cameras can do, and I sure am glad they now have enough megapixels that I can crop them and still get the quality that I did get.

Maybe in another post I'll show the sequence, bite by bite, as the sky ate the moon.

1 comment:

The Yellow Porcupine said...

It looked great from our house, too.