Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Total lunar eclipse this weekend

On Monday morning I was up at 3.30 to check on the eclipse of the moon. When I saw that it had already eclipsed quite a bit, I dashed to my office, grabbed my camera and spent the next hour-and-a-half snapping the moon!

A Total Lunar Eclipse becomes a deep red and is sometimes called a Blood Moon.

The Moon may get a red glow during a Total Lunar Eclipse
Earth casting its shadow on the Moon.

The moon does not have its own light, but shines because its surface reflects the sun's rays.
Eclipses of the moon happen when the sun, earth and moon are aligned to form an almost or exact straight line. The technical term for this is syzygy, which comes from the Greek word for being paired together.

I wonder what my Mum is looking at? It's three in the morning! 

Total Lunar Eclipse at 04.37am in Marquard 

The moon beginning to set at 5.55am. I could only catch glimpses of this large red orb through the tree branches in my garden

I'm linking my post to Our World Today here


  1. Beautiful shots sister Jo. We had it earlier on Sunday night. Reminds me how as God's children, like the moon reflecting the sun's light, may we reflect the Son's light in this place. Blessings to you sister.

  2. HI Jo That is great especially the second to last shot

  3. Hello, awesome series on the supermoon and the eclipse. We missed most of it here! Great shots, enjoy your day!

  4. awesome awesome awesome shots of the moon. wow and wow again. great job

  5. I slept like a baby. Anyway we couldn't see anything because it was too cloudy, but your photos are awesome !

  6. Hi Sweet Jo, So glad you got to see the eclipse. We were so disappointed here since it was too cloudy.... George even had his tripod out and ready!!! We went outside about 6 times --and saw NOTHING.... Guess we'll have to wait til 2033 --when we will ONLY be 91.... ha ha

    Great photos.

  7. Great photos! I looked at the eclipse also, but it was behind the mountains in the early stages. I first saw it when it was already mostly eclipsed. The good news was, the timing was better here. The eclipse was over by 10, so I didn't even have to stay up late.

  8. These are great pics of the eclipse. I was just way to tired to get up that early to watch it. Life and work has been hectic so just trying to keep up most days.

  9. Great shots of the eclipse. Sure glad I didn't have to be up at 3am for it. Was thinking of you when shooting it in Utah.


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