Then, when I checked the area weather, I almost jumped into the ‘vertible to head toward Napa, where Google was reporting clear skies.
Just before the start of tonight’s lunar eclipse (April 14/15, ~11 pm to ~2 am here in CA), the full moon was barely visible behind a fuzzy gray blanket.
But I was up, editing some photos in the living room, so I kept checking on it.Next time I looked, a tiny shadow had started creeping over the lower left of the moon’s face. And the clouds were definitely thinner.
Soon stars popped into view, with Mars blazing high above.
Finally the clouds were gone, and the moon was completely clear.
By now, the Earth’s shadow had just about covered the moon, turning it from gray to peach to cherry red.
The so-called “blood moon” also had risen high enough that I had a perfect view from the little alcove outside my front door.
So I brought out a comfy stool, my binoculars and small “spotting scope” telescope (good thing I’m into birding!) and enjoyed the gorgeous spectacle. (These pix are just with my 18x zoom digital camera.)
Hope *you’ve* enjoyed this photo sequence of tonight’s lunar eclipse. (That’s Spica to the moon’s right, by the way. It’s the brightest star in the constellation Virgo.)
I’m finally off to sleep now ~ zzzzzz… G’night!
As always, my friends,
Cheers and best wishes,
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