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A Few Eclipse Photos

I've managed to work around the missing compact flash dealie-o (in an ugly way, but let's not talk about that, all right?), so here are few pictures of tonight's total lunar eclipse. I might post more tomorrow, after reviewing all of them (and figuring out how to get the rest of them onto this computer), but I wanted to post at least a few tonight, while the "magic" is still in the air. :)


Totality:

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The Moon, with Saturn and Regulus:

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I could tell the Moon was slipping out of Earth's shadow because the shutter speed on my camera increased dramatically:

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With Saturn and Regulus again, and some clouds (fortunately not *too* many clouds):

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edda
Feb. 21st, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
OMG THAT IS SO COOL. We were way overcast and I didn't see squat.
here_be_dragons
Feb. 21st, 2008 07:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm hearing that from loads of people - it had been raining here for the past few days, and I was terrified that we'd have sucktastic weather. I wouldn't have minded so much for myself, but I really wanted Connor to see this - he saw part of the last lunar eclipse here (in 2005, May, IIRC), but he didn't really remember it. I think now he's old enough that he'll be able to remember this one for the rest of his life, which I think is pretty special.

I'm sorry the weather was so lame for you, though! Somehow, we managed to luck out here. *I knew sacrificing virgins to the weather gods was a good plan*

;)
conradin
Feb. 21st, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
Gorgeous!

Much like the photos of your hair progress! ;)
here_be_dragons
Feb. 21st, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
LOL! No. Really. That made me laugh. :D (Just because I like these WAY better). :D
conradin
Feb. 21st, 2008 08:13 am (UTC)
:P Well, my first response to these photos was
"Wow, awesome"
and my first response to the hair photos was
"Hmm, cute"
so there seemed some link in my head :P

I woke up at 3:30 am this morning and thought "What? Has someone left a light on?", but no, it was the brightest most silvery moonlight I had seen in a long time. Not sure if it was QUITE a full moon or not, but it was pretty big and very bright.
chickadilly
Feb. 21st, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
oh nice! Thank you for sharing since we didnt' get to see it here.

Very beautiful images. I especially like the top one and the bottom one with the clouds - it gives it an extra mystical look.


tmkr
Feb. 21st, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
Those're awesome! I'm confident that the picture I attempted to take totally didn't come out at all. Maybe I'll still post it, though, for lack of anything better to post. ;) At least I was able to see something....
heathwitch
Feb. 21st, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for posting these -- I missed it! :(
syrinxkat
Feb. 21st, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Further reinforcing my belief that I need something a lot closer to a professional camera ;)
I was so frustrated w/ my cam that it almost got chucked in the floodwaters. *le sigh*
I love that you were able to pick up the reddish tones. Ours was a lot more shadowy here. Darn clouds :P
elite
Feb. 21st, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Oooo! Pretty! Those are amazing photographs.

I missed it. Buildings were all in the way of me seeing the moon from anywhere. When it finally got to where I could see it, it was all white again.
synergy
Feb. 21st, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Very nice! Good job! I missed it because I was in class :( although I'm not sure how good of an eclipse I would've seen locally. I didn't look into it since I knew I was going to be in class anyway. Thanks for posting!
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