Tuesday, February 15, 2011

December's Lunar Eclipse

Back in December, just before Christmas, there was a Lunar Eclipse that happened to occur on the winter solstice. The HCAS went out and did some observing, it was pretty awesome, although cold. Even though it is a bit old, I just wanted to share the picture, keeping a short post after the two long ones I just did. Click to enlarge, you can see some background stars too, which are pretty cool.

Credit: HCAS Members


15 comments:

Port Forward King said...

That's pretty cool!

AnthropoSeptic said...

Nice pic. I was looking forward to this, went outside at the appropriate time...clouds, clouds everywhere, couldn't see a damn thing.

LacedNFitted said...

Good picture. Will be reading more.

AuditorAwakening said...

Great picture. I was standing on an ocean side cliff up here in Alaska when the lunar eclipse occurred. It was a beautiful and strange sight.

metalpark_73192 said...

That day was awesome. I'm interested in solar eclipses too, do you have pics of those? Looking forward to your next posts!

Astronomy Pirate said...

Thanks for your interest everyone, I'll keep it coming. AS, clouds are the noted enemy of astronomers. AA, that sounds awesome. metal, I don't have any eclipse pictures, and not sure when the next one will be, but I'll post about it when it happens. I am thinking of doing a post on purchasing telescopes next.

jeffersaurus said...

very beautiful :D

Bring_Napkins said...

Wow, it looks so pretty. I wish it was close to our part of the country, it must look really radiant.

KLJ said...

I remember standing outside when it happened. So worth it.

Wolfdog said...

This is awesome i wanted to see it when it happened but sadly the night this occurred it was cloudy all night in my location

Xannissa said...

The eclipse was awesome to see - thats what my friend told me while i had to work XD

DanielM said...

I forgot to set my alarm during that lunar eclipse.

Where I was it happened at three am. looks great though.

KB said...

I watched it. It was pretty cool. Pretty cold too.

Charles said...

that was cool!

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seamagpie said...

pretty

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