Blood red moon.

I woke up in the wee hours this morning to experience the lunar eclipse.  One day I may have a camera worthy of capturing such a moment, but I managed to get a few ok shots with my reliable Canon PowerShot D10.   These are 5 shots, shown in order, as the Earth’s shadow passed left to right across the surface of the Moon.  1-April3

Sunset eclipse.

Part of a sunset.

Today a solar eclipse occurred right as the sun was setting.  Farther west in the US, the entire eclipse would be visible.  But, in Austin it started about 45 minutes before sunset, and by the time the sun was to set, it would only be about 50% eclipsed.

A few weeks ago, monte ordered #14 welder’s glass so that we could view it safely.  We scoped out a high enough perch that would allow us to see the sun for the longest time before it slipped below the horizon.

We decided on the Iguana Grill above Lake Travis.  The view was pretty great.  A bunch of friends joined us to watch it occur.  This is a shot right before the it slipped away.

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