Thursday, April 17, 2014

Total Lunar Eclipse - Photo of the day from NASA and my attempt from Palmetto Bay

Total Lunar Eclipse
Were you able to get up (or stay up) and view the recent "Blood Moon"? It was a strange event connected to so many others on social media as we compared views.  I was texting/"Facebooking" and otherwise sharing experiences and photos with friends and family in Palmetto Bay, South Miami, Kendall, Pinecrest, Cutler Bay, North Miami, Aventura and Gainesville.  It was a unique reason to gather together, especially at such odd hour.

Here is the best I could do with an iPhone:
The link at the very top of this post will take you to official NASA site. Follow it to view the Image of the Day for NASA
Here is the high quality NASA photo:

From the site (as text to the official NASA photo):
The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15, 2014. Depending on local weather conditions, the public got a spectacular view looking into the sky as the moon's appearance changed from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and perhaps gray. The eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are in perfect alignment, blanketing the moon in the Earth's shadow. The United States will not be able to witness a full lunar eclipse in its entirety again until 2019. This image was taken in San Jose, Calif. Image Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day
I hope you were able to take advantage of this event. There will be 3 more Lunar Eclipses in roughly six-month intervals on the following dates: October 8, 2014; April 4, 2015, and September 28, 2015.  

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