I spent much of last week checking the weather forecast to see if we’d be able to watch the lunar eclipse. Michigan has a habit of spewing clouds when there’s interesting space stuff going on, and last night was no exception. For the first hour or so, it was completely overcast.
…and then gaps started to show up between the clouds. I got about an hour where I was able to see the eclipse and try to get some pictures.
It took me a while to start to figure out the best settings. I had thought about dragging the telescope out and trying to shoot some pics through that, but I decided the camera should be enough. Next time, I’m getting the telescope.
Here are five of the shots that turned out the best.
Our cat Taz snuck out of the house. I’m assuming he just wanted to watch the eclipse with me. Here he is hanging out under the light of the street lamp across the road.
Larger versions of all pics are over on Flickr.
September 28, 2015 @ 10:33 am
Nice. Too many clouds for me to see anything, so I’m glad others got to. (and took pics!)
Angela Highland (Angela Korra'ti)
September 28, 2015 @ 12:47 pm
Very nice! 🙂 We got to see the eclipse in Kenmore, Washington–though we had a bit of haze going on, so it wasn’t nearly so crisp as these pics. The moon wound up looking a bit like the top of a roasted marshmallow, thanks to the haze.
And it was too dark for my phone camera to cope with pics. We tried, but it just wasn’t happening!