Thursday, February 21, 2008

Total Lunar Eclipse

The weather here in the Pacific Northwest cooperated last night, giving us a perfect view of the lunar eclipse as the moon rose in the early evening sky. Totality began around 7 pm and lasted nearly an hour. During that time we were treated to a reddish-brown moon that appeared much closer and more three-dimensional than it usually does.

We tried to take photos but as it turns out, we have neither the skill nor the right equipment for that kind of photography. If I find some great photos that were taken in my area, I’ll post them, or a link to them, later today.

Meanwhile, NASA’s website has a great diagram that explains how the eclipse took place, and everything else we might want to know about lunar eclipses. Can you tell I’m a bit of a science geek?



Gillian Layne said...

Hi Lee--hubby took some awesome pictures in New Hampshire. If I can figure out how to load them onto my blog, I'll let you know :)

Lee McKenzie said...

Gillian, I would love to see your husband's pictures! Do let me know when you've posted them.

Gillian Layne said...

Lee's I've put four of them up. He has about 20 pictures, but Blogger doesn't want to let me put all of them up ;)

Lee McKenzie said...

Thanks for sharing your husband's photos, Gillian. They're wonderful!