Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Total Eclipse

I was a bit blase about these photos I took last night of the total eclipse of the moon - that is until Kerri told me that she and her husband sat out on their porch in the early morning to watch the same phenomena. Both of us watching the same event but on opposite sides of the world left no room to be blase at all.



The moon completely covered by a transparent reddish shadow which didn't provide enough light for it to show up on my camera.

Coming out the other side.

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18 comments:

Barbara said...

Great your pictures of yesterday! I always fail to get good pictures of the moon...but I am trying..!
Barbara

Kerri said...

I thought about that while we were watching and wondered if you might be viewing the same amazing scene on the other side of the earth. Awesome thought, isn't it? Your photos are wonderful Alice. I wish now that I'd tried getting a few shots, but it was so dark and foggy that I couldn't imagine them amounting to anything.
Thanks for taking these great shots. You're a good girl Alice :)

tracey petersen said...

You did well to capture it. I found it hard to actually find the moon through the lens. It is so big in the sky, but so tiny through the camera!

jellyhead said...

Seems we were all peering at the moon last night!

I like the photos, Alice. I never thought to attempt taking pictures.

Garden girl said...

LOL, you had more luck than us here in the west...at teatime we went out and the clouds gathered in thick we knew then there was no hope of seeing it. By 8pm some of the clouds had gone, but by then it was too late for the eclipse!! bah!!! missed it. Saw it on the news tonite..and your photos do it proud. Oh well another one in 4 years.....let the countdown begin.

shellyC said...

Your photos turned out well. I took some too but the camera wouldn't focus very well. Kids thought is was great too.

PEA said...

I'm afraid I slept through the eclipse! It occured between 4 and 5 a.m. here I think they said. Your pictures are fabulous and now I can see what it looked like:-) That's the one thing about our big sky...no matter where in the world we are, we can look up and see the exact same thing:-) xoxo

Jeanette said...

Hi Alice, great photo,s. I like many others watched it too I have posted a few photo's also from my backyard

farmingfriends said...

Hi Alice,
These photographs are fantastic. I didn't see this so thanks for sharing. Sara from farmingfriends

Frankie said...

I didn't watch this one... didn't even know it was on. But I did some years back and I remember at the end a huge orange ball hanging in the sky in the cold night... I was the only one out at this hour in the village!

meggie said...

Thanks for sharing your pics. My camera is not strong enough really. I might post them anyway.

Gorda said...

Great photos. What I find interesting is that the eclipse here started from the top part of the moon and as it progressed, the sliver was on the bottom, just opposite from yours. I guess I don't know enough about such things to not be surprised. Maybe I'm the only one in the world who didn't know that!

Alice said...

Gorda - Firstly, we know the Sun doesn't move, but to us on the Earth it travels downward in the early evening creating a shadow going upwards on the Moon when all three "bodies" are in line. Keep in mind the Sun moves faster around us than the Moon. However, before dawn the Sun is coming back up causing the Moon shadow to go downwards.

We watched it in the evening (rising shadow), and you watched it in the morning (downward shadow).

Thanks, Colin.

HORIZON said...

I was on the phone with Shona just after this and she was filling me in- wish l had seen it.
Fantastic shots!!!
bests

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi , I saw this moon , on some other blogs in Europe and other side of the world.....also (of course in a different version) thats so very impressif right? Here in Holland I just saw the full moon, I think It changed but I felt asleep hahah!

I made a short upgrade about the Vet's visit but thanks for visiting my blog!

Bye have a good day.:) JoAnn

Zoey said...

I was regretting not even looking outside to experience this. How surprised I was to come visit you and see that you photographed it all!

I almost feel like I saw it myself. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Green thumb said...

Stunning photos of an equally exciting event!
I do not see any reason for blase, for you have done a better job at capturing the celestial, than many professionals would have done.
I missed the event, but caught it on your blog!

Snow White said...

cool photo's I took a few too will get the camera hooked up in a minute and transfer them lol, yours are goooood.
xx
shona