Blood Moon–Lunar Eclipse

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I’m sure everyone has already had their fair dose of eclipse photos, but I thought I’d go ahead and subject you to yet another one!

We had brilliantly clear skies, though unseasonably cool after a strong front passed through on Sunday night. I stayed up late, until about three in the morning locally, to wait until the maximum total eclipse. I decided better than to stay up until the end of the eclipse—so what you see here is essentially the first half of it!

The first photo is of the full moon taken before the eclipse began, and then the progress over the next few hours. The final two images in the composite are both from totality: the first just as it was beginning and the last during its maximum, when it was in the midst of its deepest “blood moon” display.

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