Total lunar eclipse & “blood moon” (4.15.14)


We set up our telescope, but these pics weren’t taken through it.

These were taken with the Canon, but before we had the zoom lens. The sequence of pictures shows the Earth’s shadow blocking out the Moon in a total lunar eclipse. The Moon is red in the last pic because of dust in the Earth’s atmosphere (this is what’s referred to as a “blood moon”) and the blue dot to the right of it is the star Spica. Here’s more good info on the eclipse. I didn’t take pictures of the end of the eclipse (the Moon emerging from Earth’s shadow) because I’d stayed up way late already and was tired (this happened from about midnight to 2 AM) 🙂

4.15.14 eclipse & blood moonThis was taken during the “blood moon.” The star Spica is the little blue dot to the right, and the planet Mars is above and to the right.

It was fascinating getting to witness this wonder in God’s creation!!

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?
~ Psalm 8:3-4 ~