Saturday, January 26, 2019

Lunar Eclipse

Our family loves astronomy so any time there's something amazing happening in the sky, you can bet that we are out staring at the skies.  Sometimes we're watching rocket launches from SpaceX or ULA out of Vandenberg AFB, sometimes it's just to watch the ISS space station flying over our house, and sometimes we get lucky, it's a solar or lunar eclipse.  

While we will still have to wait til April 2024 to get to see another solar eclipse, we did  got lucky this week and had the opportunity to see a lunar eclipse this week.   This time around, I took the camera out and got some photos with it while my husband brought out the telescope and got his own photos. 

First, how about this AMAZING sunset that we were treated to before the eclipse.  We were a bit worried that the clouds might create a problem, especially since we were having overcast all during the day. However, as the sun started setting, the clouds began to move out.. By the time of the eclipse, the sky was completely clear but before that, we had this gorgeous view. 

Clear skies with a beautiful view of the moon.  This was about halfway into the eclipse.

 The red shadow upon the moon creates for an amazing photograph.

Saving the best for last, here's the photo my husband took with his telescope. This is a composite photo stitched together from four photographs of the quadrants of the moon.  (The moon is close enough to Earth that his telescope cannot bring the entire thing into focus). 

I hope you enjoyed these photos.  I look forward to sharing more of them as the year goes by and more astronomical events occur :)


  1. Wow!!! Gorgeous photos!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You got some excellent photos. Shows us what we didn't quite get a look at.

  3. oh my word! These photos are stunning! Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for sharing them! :)

  4. WOW!! Your pictures are absolutely AMAZING!! I can't wait to show my daughter.

  5. What stunning pictures! Lovely. We got up for the eclipse but we didn't have the fabulous red. Better with binoculars but we still enjoyed the view.


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