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Eclipse

Last night, 15 May 2022, there was a total lunar eclipse, which turned the full moon dark red. By the time the moon rose above the trees to the east the red phase was in full swing. I learned that it's extremely difficult to photograph what is essentially the new moon against the night sky.

Lunar eclipse
2022-05-15
© Allison J. Gong

I had better success once the moon started moving out of Earth's shadow and re-learned how to create photo montages. Some day I will remember how to do that and not have to learn it all over again. But the result is pretty nice!

Lunar eclipse
2022-05-15
© Allison J. Gong

And then I went to bed, because I'm not good at staying up late.

How did the eclipse show in your neck of the woods?

3 thoughts on “Eclipse

  1. peigimccann

    I was in the Sierra at 4000' - clouds hid the moon until 9:30 but then we were able to see the moon right before the shadow began to receed!

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    1. Allison J. Gong

      I bet with the clear air up there the moon looked bright once the shadow drifted away! I was surprised that our sky was clear enough here to get such good views. Usually we're fogged in.

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  2. Cecilia Hennessy

    In Milwaukee, the sky was crystal clear. My iPhone pictures were definitely not as cool as yours! Looking at the moon with binoculars was really cool (we don't have a telescope). The moon itself was awe-inspiring, and made me wonder how the ancients would have experienced such an event.

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