Blood Moon

 …think of the reddish hue of the eclipsed moon as the light of every sunrise and sunset occurring on Earth at that moment — the little bits of the sun’s glow that are seeping around the edge of Earth’s obstructive disc and making their way to the moon.


I wish I had a better lens that could have captured all the details on the moon during the lunar eclipse, but even those pictures would probably not compare with watching it live.

The moon moved out of my frame just as it was turning red. Maybe I can try again on the next lunar eclipse of the tetrad on October 8 of 2014, or April 4, or September 28 of 2015.

At least I caught in a separate picture with Spica (the blue dot) and Mars too. Fun fact of the day: Spica is the brightest star of the Virgo constellation. Now I can finally identify more than Orion and a dipper.

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