Thursday, February 21, 2008

Yesterday, we had an eclipse

Hello everyone,

Well, yesterday evening, we experienced a moon eclipse. It had rained most of the day and it was cloudy, but by the evening, the clouds cleared just long enough to allow me to take these pics. It began before the moon rose and ended a few hours later. When I first saw the moon coming over near a hill I live by, it was crossing the earth's shadow already about 1/2 way. Between 18:30 and 19:00, the moon completed its course of entering the earth's shadow. As it became "dark" clouds came over my home and BAM, it was gone. Later on, I looked out the window and the moon was coming out of the shadow, but it was barely visible through the cloud cover. The photo is a compilation of five pics taken over the course of 1/2 an hour.

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