Brighter minds than mine have come up with some mighty big names for what I just saw in my Syracuse sky.
It was not just any old moon this evening, you should know. According to Robert Roy Britt writing on livescience.com, we started with a full moon and raised the ante with a lunar eclipse. We’ll have a super moon that will yield a blood moon effect.
At peak, come 10:47 p.m. EDT, I was out front of the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood, aiming my iPhone 6 toward the sky. I zoomed, and I shot at regular focus. I knew neither would do justice to the beauty I saw with my eyes.
It made me feel tiny, the grandness of the bigger moon with that hint of red.
Good Neighbor Tim came out with his good camera and a tripod. I walked up his driveway, and we shared the nice moment. I took a look through his viewfinder. Nice. He said he’d email me his work. I’ll update with the better photo when he does.
And now, just in from Tim, a sequence, top to bottom, from earlier in the evening through the eclipse. Please enjoy.
Did you see the blood moon total eclipse tonight, and if so, what did you think? When you look up to the night sky, and what is your favorite sight? Do you consider yourself a dreamer or a realist?