Had my alarm set for 4:30 this morning, but got up around 3:45 to make coffee and get things ready outside. Needed coats, blankets, flashlight, binoculars and of course my camera.
Then I sat in my lounger waiting for the lunar eclipse like millions of others in the southwest and around the world. Over the next two plus hours I took over 300 photos of the moon as it slowly disappeared and changed from white to orange to blue blood red.
I was thankful the clouds from last night had dissipated and the only clouds were very light and wispy. Temperature was around 49 degrees and no wind. Perfect for sitting outside looking up at the heavens. As the eclipse progressed, the night grew darker and I could see many more stars that were hidden by the moon's strong glow.
As I reviewed my photos I could tell either I didn't know how to set camera settings for the decrease in natural light or my camera just wasn't up to the task. I did the best I could and at least I was able to see it and that is more than most in America can say.
I will not place a lot of photos, but I want to show you how the moon progressed throughout the early hours of this morning.
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See you later.