Lunar Eclipse Photos

I got up this morning at 4:30 to view a total lunar eclipse. I glanced out the window, and the moon was looking nice, a few clouds, but the moon wasn’t obstructed. I get dressed, find the camera, and go outside. Tons of clouds rolled in. The eclipse started at 4:51, and I couldn’t see a thing. I walked down the block and waited about 15 minutes. Nothing. Solid cloud cover. I went back inside, checked email. I glanced outside again, and the clouds were gone. I grabbbed the camera and went back down the block and got these two photos at about 90% coverage:

lunar eclipse

lunar eclipse

Wow, proof that the Earth is round, you can see the curvature as the Earth’s shadow passes onto the moon’s surface. The photo on the right is using my camera’s 3X optical zoom.