Thursday, February 21, 2008

Total Eclipse of the Moon — 9:30 to 11:55 pm

Last night at about this hour I had committed myself to be on a conference call, but although that was very interesting… I found myself drawn to what was happening in my back yard as Mother Earth cast her Wintery shadow far out into space. So I kept skipping out into the back yard, snapping pictures every 15 minutes or so, as the Moon's normal brilliance was obliterated by that shadow, bit by bit, until finally after a period of about 2 hours everything returned to normal again.
click here for Full Size image, made as a composite of 11 snapshots in Groton, Ma, on Feb 20, 2008
The image is a composite made from a 11 snapshots of the Total Lunar Eclipse, taken from 9:35pm thru just before midnight, February 20th, 2008, from our back yard in Groton, Massachusetts. For the complete Flickr album, click here.

3 comments:

Vedran Agovic said...

great work

Brother G said...

Thanks for sharing; I was working and missed it.

Nanci Phelan said...

What fun you must have had creating this composite of the eclipse we saw last night above the snowy cline. Great job and nice to have a record of this historic event. Wasn't the orange glow fabulous. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Nanci