Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lunar eclipse...

Lunar eclipse...  It's still in totality as I write.  I went outside to watch it at around 4:30 am our time; max totality was at 4:55.  The sky was clear and the stars bright, and the dim orange moon at totality was one of the best viewings of a lunar eclipse I've ever had.  It was high enough in the sky to completely escape all the haze effects near the horizon.  While I was out there with binoculars, I also looked at the nebulae in Orion and the Pleiades cluster.  Beautiful viewing this morning!

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