A blood moon missed
This third of four blood moons in the current tetrad of lunar eclipses occurred before dawn on April 4th in southern Alberta. I walked along the Elbow River to a spot I had scouted the evening before and set up my camera as the Earth’s shadow was about a 1/4 across the moon. With the magnification of a telephoto lens, I noticed haze that softened the definition on the moon’s surface. Thin clouds were obscuring the event and I hoped they would pass before the moon was completely in shadow. I snapped this photograph about a half hour before totality and within a few minutes the clouds thickened and the eclipse was gone. It was a beautiful morning nonetheless and the clouds foretold the snow that has blanketed the area over the last 24 hours. I had much better luck with the weather during the last blood moon. We’ll see what the September one has in store.
Wow – I love it!
April 10, 2015 at 5:19 pm
April 6, 2015 at 11:59 pm
I sure would have like to have seen it too ~ this is a great shot…add so much more mystery to the cosmos.
April 6, 2015 at 7:52 pm
That is a great shot. I think the haze completes it, makes it rather than detracts from it.
A real pity that the window closed on you …
April 5, 2015 at 5:03 pm
I like it with the misty haze. I like it better than if it had been crystal clear. It seems to hold more meaning like this.
April 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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HE SAW SOME OF IT, ANYWAY! 🙂
April 5, 2015 at 3:51 pm