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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Call me Crazy... The Lunar Eclipse

Yes, it was early..Yes, it was cold...but oh what a sight. The lunar eclipse of 2010 was spectacular. Over Brooklyn the skies were clear. This is the first lunar eclipse to fall on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, since Dec 21, 1638. The moon was at its highest in the sky and I believe it is also closest to the earth at this point as well. I awoke at 2:30 knowing that the total eclipse would occur at 3:17. I used a tripod but the wind was really blowing so the pictures are not real crisp.  A couple of my neighbors apparently have wind chimes. However, I had never payed them any mind or do I ever remember really hearing them. But in the cold clear night watching the moon turn orange their tingles, chimes and clangs added to the mystique. Here are a few of the shots. Oh, in case you missed it, the next lunar eclipse on the solstice will be in 2094. Think I'll miss that one...



About 2:53

About 3:15

About 3:25


7 comments:

Beth said...

These are so beautiful, Cynthia. You take fantastic photographs.

Andrea said...

Spectacular! I love the last one with the church steeple.

forestal said...

wonderful - i missed it as was completely overcast in ct

dan

Dixxe said...

WTG! We had rain and clouds so no go on the Eclipse--did get some good shots of the Soltice Moon the day before.

Jen said...

Wow these are gorgeous! I slept through the eclipse though I hear it was way too cloudy to see here.

Cindy said...

Wow, sounds like we were really lucky here in Brooklyn, seems all around us it was cloudy. Thank you each for your kind comments. Have a very Happy Holidays!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Good for you, Cindy. It was cloudy and rainy here in California. Oh well, maybe I'll catch the next winter solstice lunar eclips.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.