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15 April 2014 @ 09:46 pm
Eclipse  
Did anyone else see the eclipse of the full moon tonight? It was amazing. Walking home from the bus stop I couldn't keep my eyes off it. The leading edge of the moon was just starting to peep out from behind the sun shadow, just a silvery edge to a burnt-umber disc, hanging at an angle of about 60 degrees above the horizon and directly in front of me as I headed home. It felt very special and magical, and wasn't hard to imagine how in more primitive times an event like an eclipse would be seen as a strong portent.

I tried taking some photos when it was half over but it was hard to keep the camera still for long enough so all I captured were some silvery blobs. Still, I liked them well enough by themselves; the camera movement created some interesting patterns.



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Then as I was outside anyway I tried taking one of the back of my house, all lit up, but again the shakes took over:
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byslantedlight: Moon (Darklock)byslantedlight on April 15th, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
I'm in the wrong bit of the world - waaaah! I almost always manage to be, somehow... Your shaky-moon pics are fun in a completely different way though - and I like the look of your place!
miwahni: Firefly Can't take the skymiwahni on April 16th, 2014 10:49 am (UTC)
I quite like the shaky-moon pics, although as silvery blobs, not as representations of the eclipse unfortunately!
It's disappointing to miss out on something like this due to geography. Or weather - the last time there were really good asteroid showers it was overcast and yuck outside.
ali15sonali15son on April 15th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
Why do I keep missing out on seeing things I should be seeing , I like your pictures though , thank you very much xx
miwahni: Firefly Can't take the skymiwahni on April 16th, 2014 10:51 am (UTC)
It's a shame (for you, not so for me!) that it was all done and dusted by before midday your time; it was around 8pm last night here when it had finished and it must have taken close to three hours from start to finish. I'm glad you like the pics; they look to me like surreal moons from some alien planet.
jaicen5jaicen5 on April 26th, 2014 01:21 am (UTC)
I saw it, it was spectacular.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on April 26th, 2014 09:44 am (UTC)
Wasn't it stunning?! I had to brave the mozzies and sit outside to watch, from when I got home at 6.30pm until around 8pm when it was all but over. Magical!