Friday, February 22, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

So, how fast can you go from pajamas to cold weather gear for 11 degree night time shooting? Getting a call from your best friend at 10:00pm about a lunar eclipse gets it down to just under two minutes. I won't bore you with the technical challenges of shooting the moon at night and reflections in the lens barrel, but here are a few of the good ones. It was a great experience and I'm glad the feeling came back in my fingertips afterwhile.

The was the first total lunar eclipse in for years which took place Wednesday evening. A total lunar eclipse can only occur at a full moon and when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon align in the same plane. As the Moon moves behind the Earth it eventually becomes totally engrossed in the Earth's reddish umbral shadow.

1 comment:

Kimmeesook said...

very cool, indeed. so... you're in your pj's at 10pm? =P just teasing.