Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

There was a total lunar eclipse last night. Of course, I didn't find out about it until I was at work, sans camera, and still trying to finish up my paper.

I suppose if I had been home, I still would have been frustrated by the constant light cloud cover. My wife got some shots though, and some of them look pretty good.

As a substitute, I whipped up the image above. After all, a lunar eclipse just looks like the moon with a bite out of it, right?

Update: Here's a great lunar eclipse shot on Flickr. Of course, they used a telescope. Cheaters!

Update #2: Here's one of my wife's shots. The wiggly line going across the eclipse is a plane! The fact the track is wiggly leaves me to believe that my tripod is pretty crappy!


Anonymous said...

So if my pics of the eclipse were good, why not post one?? Considering I had no idea what I was doing, they weren't bad!
-your wife

Sean said...

Image added!