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Super but Not-So-Red

Hadn’t planned on posting today, but thought I’d share some photos I took of the moon last night. I didn’t doctor them. I just modified the size to fit in the blog better.

1stsitesuper (800x450) wmThis one was at dusk just before the eclipse

4thsitesuper (800x450) wmThis one was a little over halfway through.

5thsitesuper (800x450) wm The blood color didn’t show too much at this time. Maybe it did later, after I went to bed.

7thsitesuper (800x450) wmThe earth’s shadow is almost fully covering the moon, and it looks a little more pink in this one.

Was the sky clear enough where you lived to see the super blood moon? What did you think?

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20 thoughts on “Super but Not-So-Red”

  1. Hi Lori, these are great photos. Did not see the moon change colors but it was certainly bright with this enormous ring around it. Looked like something out of a sci-fi movie.

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    1. Hi SD. Welcome back from your trip. It’s true, the moon so huge that night did look like something from a sci-fi movie. I live my life every day not thinking about how we live on a planet, but the moon that night reminded me that we’re on this giant ball hovering in space.

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    1. Thanks, EllaDee. I’ve got a really great camera that zooms in close, but it’s difficult to keep the camera steady that way. I didn’t have a tripod, so I had to take a lot of blurry ones before I got some good ones.

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    1. Right after the sun went down, some clouds rolled in here. We were fortunate that they dissipated as the eclipse progressed. Glad the pictures gave you a glimpse of what it looked like.

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    1. Thanks, Anneli. We had to go two blocks down to an open park to get around the trees to see it. Plus, I have this awesome camera that zooms in really far (Canon Power Shot xs50). The camera is super complicated though, and I have no idea how to work the settings. I just set the ISO, zoomed and clicked. When you zoom in close, it’s really difficult to hold the camera steady. I took a bunch of photos, because I knew that I’d make a lot of them blurry if I moved even in the slightest. Also, when I first started clicking, the moon was behind some hazy clouds, but as the eclipse progressed, those clouds cleared away.

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      1. Haha. I didn’t notice, and actually just did the same thing on someone’s photo on facebook. I was able to edit that one. WordPress should give us an edit button for these comments. 🙂

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