Posted on June 4, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Good old moon!
Earth’s umbra, or shadow, starts to take a bite out of the moon at about 4 a.m.
By Bob Berwyn (additional photos by Daniel McVey)
SUMMIT COUNTY — Another early morning to try and get some shots of the partial lunar eclipse, this time using an older Canon EOS Rebel (the original Rebel, I think) because I happen to have a slightly longer telephoto lens for that camera. It’s not quite as sharp as the lenses of the Nikon, but I was definitely able to pull that lunar orb a bit closer. Visit my Imagekind online gallery for Summit County fine art photographs.
Eclipse watching is a subtle think, I’ve decided, especially after trying to get a glimpse of the recent solar eclipse, but it’s definitely a chance to feel the rhythm of the solar system. In between taking pictures — with the moon setting in the west and the sun coming up in the east — I closed my eyes and tried to imagine all these orbs spinning, circling, orbiting … everything in its place and in perfect harmony. It made me dizzy! See some pictures of the recent solar eclipse here, and photos of the super moon are online here.
Summit County photographer Daniel McVey was also out to capture the scene from the Dillon side of the reservoir. Click on the photo to visit his amazing online gallery and website.
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Posted on June 2, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
About one-third of moon’s face will be blocked by Earth’s shadow
A NASA file image from a past eclipse previews what sky watchers may see June 4.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — As part of a triple play for backyard sky watchers, this Monday morning (June 4) will deliver a partial lunar eclipse, when the earth’s shadow will block a little more than one-third of the moon’s face. Visit this NASA web page for details.
The string of celestial events started May 20 with a solar eclipse visible in wide swaths of the West, and continues with the June 5 – 6 transit of Venus, when the solar system’s second planet crosses between the earth and the sun.
The last lunar eclipse visible in the western U.S. was just a few months ago — Dec. 9, to be exact, when sky watchers with a clear view of the western horizon were able to see a total eclipse of the lunar orb. (more…)
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