This Lunar Eclipse, also known as “Blood Moon,” is also known as a “Supermoon,” and this year it occurs during a “Flower Moon,” because it occurs in May, during the peak of the flowers’ bloom in the northern hemisphere. Whatever you call it, it was spectacular here in the Big Bend due to amazingly clear skies on the night of May 15-16.
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6 thoughts on “Lunar Eclipse”
Nice shots of the lunar eclipse !
Thanks. I walked outside at just the right time.
I’m glad you were up and about. I had meant to go out and have a look myself, but our clear skies were no match for my early-to-bed routine. I have to say that new header photo is wonderful. I could look at that one on a daily basis; it would be wonderful on a wall. It reminds me of O’Keeffe, or maybe Canada’s Group of Seven landscape painters.
Thanks, LInda. The header photo was taken from the south rim of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park, looking south into Mexico.
Serious eclipse envy here in the northeast. Socked in with clouds and, like Linda, early bedtime would have made it a challenge to view. I guess the clouds did my sleep regimen a favor. So far I have only managed one eclipse shot and it was just a partial. Still red though.
They’re always good, even partial. Also, sleep is good.