lunar eclipse of the hunter moon

by underswansea


The thing about looking at the night sky is you take what you can get. If it is cloudy you hope the clouds clear, but if they don’t there isn’t much you can do about it. That’s the way it is. Dave and I headed out early this morning, in spite of cloud cover, to watch the eclipse and possibly take a few snaps. The clouds thinned a few times to get a peek and then the clouds rolled back in. The red moon tinted the clouds. One could certainly tell something was going on that you don’t see everyday. As I write this the moon, outside my window, is full and clear but out of eclipse. The clouds cleared a little to late for us, but that’s the way it goes. Dave and I bullshitted and the old dogs enjoyed wandered around.


Clouds obscuring the lunar eclipse


Orion among the red clouds of the eclipse – Red giant Betelgeuse glowing