Was That a Lunar Eclipse?

I get an Earth/Sky News email regularly about what to look for in the night sky.  Yesterday’s email announced a Prenumbral Lunar Eclipse so we were out there to see it.   It was not as dramatic as I had hoped.  All I could tell was that one side was a bit darker than the other, with no clear earth shadow.  It was a beautiful, clear and warm night so it was nice to be outside anyway.

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Eclipse – February 10, 2017

I’m glad I didn’t stay up until 0300.  The comet was only visible with binoculars or telescope.  I would not even have know where to look.

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9 thoughts on “Was That a Lunar Eclipse?

  1. Miriam February 11, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    It was a beautiful moon, I watched it too from my side of the world here.

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      • Miriam February 12, 2017 / 10:40 pm

        Yeah me neither, but still beautiful.

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    • Dinata Misovec February 12, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      You didn’t miss much. I could hardly tell it was darker. Although I read an article that showed the regular moon and one of these penumbral eclipses and the difference was clear.

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  2. SUSAN GEHRIS February 12, 2017 / 9:18 am

    If that’s your picture of the moon, that’s fantastic! I’ve never done well with moon pictures in spite of a little chart I carry in my camera bag with exposure times. Good job ! I sure enjoy your pictures.

    Susan

    Sent from Susan’s iPhone

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    • Dinata Misovec February 12, 2017 / 10:06 pm

      Thank you, Susan. I was resting my elbow on the piling of the neighbor’s pier to hold the camera steady.

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