Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Total Lunar Eclipse

Many of you I am sure have seen some of these amazing moon pics on the internet already-- Some, may have even seen it 'live'.  My husband and I decided that this was worth staying up for and immediately got our camera out to document this historic event.
Interesting enough, it was a slow start, and questions starting arising, is it the right night?  Is it tomorrow?  Did we miss it last night?  Sure enough over half way into the night, we started seeing the cover.  Outstanding I tell you, simply amazing.  I am glad we decided to stay up for it.  My husband (who dabbles in photography) took the pics, with a Canon 5D and zoom lens.   Here are 3 pictures out of the hundreds he took.

The last pic is shown from further away, and dont keep wiping your screen off for the 'dust' that might be on it....Those in fact are stars :)
(Edited to answer questions.)


  1. Great shots!! I had got one pic that was okay. We had to go outside to see it and it was so cold and windy that it was even shaking my tripod! I am curious as to what type of camera and lens did you use?

  2. Thanks for sharing. My husband and I wanted to see it, but we had very a overcast sky...storms in CA affecting us here in AZ. As a matter of fact, we have been having much needed rain which here in the Valley is not all that common.

  3. Amazing photos! Are you a profesional? cause they are excellent shots.
    I didn´t see it :( ... thank you for sharing!

  4. Fantastic photos!

    I never saw it myself it happend around 7.40am here and i was busy getting ready for work, wondered why it was quite dark that morning, lol.

    Have a great Christmas x

  5. Beautiful! I wish we could have seen it - I would have loved to have some photos of it!


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