Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar eclipse on shortest day of the year

Today is the shortest day of the year. I had the alarm set for 1:25AM this morning so that I could see the total lunar eclipse on the shortest day of the year - something that last occurred 500 years ago. The weather forcasters were calling for clouds but this is Michigan, so who knows, right? The eclipse was to begin at 1:33AM. The first photo was taken about 1:35AM and the sky was quite clear. The second pic was taken about 1/2 hour later and the clouds were coming in. The last shot was taken about 45 minutes into the eclipse and then the clouds took over the sky. I am a sucker for this type of event. If the next eclipse will be on the shortest day of the year again it may be another 500 years and I will be ready then. Just wonder if the camera will last that long.

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