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Blood Moon

We stayed up to see the lunar eclipse (blood moon) early this morning. It was a spectacular sight to behold. Photos taken from 1:54 a.m to 2:12 a.m central time in Austin, TX.

According to NASA, seeing four complete lunar eclipses in a row (tetrad) is very rare. The skies were tetrad-free from 1600 to 1900. The blood moons will begin on April 15 and continue in roughly six-month intervals until October 2015.~

“A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon. Unlike a solar eclipse, which can only be viewed from a certain relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth. Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view without any eye protection or special precautions.”~

1: 54 a.m Central Time


1: 57 a.m Central Time


1: 58 a.m Central Time


2:03  a.m Central Time


2:05  a.m Central Time


2:10  a.m Central Time


2:12  a.m Central Time



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  1. Hi Shey, so so amazing captures! We wanted to see it but we knew it was going to be rainy in NYC so we didn’t brave staying up for it. Hopefully we can catch it the next time. But it’s so amazing to see it through your images. Really great job. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Oh my! These shots are truly spectacular. I went outside in hopes of capturing something with my Nikon D90, but the cloud cover in Vancouver made all but a couple of teeny-tiny squiggles (perhaps Mars?) that I will show in my next post. It would great if you have time to describe how you made those captures.

  3. Superb captures and how wonderful to have clear skies at the same time!! I’ve missed some really great shots because of clouds etc.!! These are terrific! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for coming by today and for your kind words. I will visit you as soon as I can. Have a fantastic day and don't forget to smile. ~ Shey

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