Into an eclipse

 

The moon gave it a great try but from our vantage point just west of Calgary, it just missed blocking out the sun this evening.  This was in no way a failure on the moon’s part, just our position in the universe relative to it and the sun.  As it was, the crescent created by the moon swinging in front of the sun was very impressive.

There was haze in the sky which worked well with the dark glass I had piled on to drop the bright sunlight as much as possible.  When a thick cloud pulled above the horizon, I thought it might be too heavy but the colors and textures were amazing.

 

At this point I thought the moon may move into position in the ring of fire.  I hadn’t looked into this solar eclipse much so I did not know if we were in the right location.  It was exciting to watch the sun and moon approach.  When the moon swung away, it was still great to watch.

3 responses

  1. Oh dang…and here I was visiting with friends at Tim’s. Thanks for sharing. Love the colours in the clouds and layers of light and how you’ve softened the photos (I am assuming). Like the juxtaposition of the moon with the branches. And you are in a good location to attend Darwin and Sam’s talks in Bragg Creek (I have attended a workshop in past)

    May 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

  2. Wonderful photos! Fun to see this rare event.

    May 21, 2012 at 5:40 am

  3. Fabulous time lapse photography!!! Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

    May 21, 2012 at 1:05 am

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