Total Eclipse of the Moon

Nearing totality at 2:29 a.m.

A buddy said he was going to have trouble staying up for the total eclipse of the full moon on Dec. 21, 2010. I said I could save him some trouble if he wanted to duplicate the effect.

  1. Go out in the back yard and stare at the full moon.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. Open your eyes.
  4. Go to bed
  5. Complain about how hard it is to get up

Total eclipse3:22 a.m.

These were shot with a Canon FS100 video camera set on still mode. I can zoom the lens to a higher magnification than with my Nikon D40. They’re not razor-sharp, but they’re good enough for my purposes.

Light coming back 3:55 a.m.

It was time to head to bed. I stayed up until after 4 a.m., woke up at 9:30 to feed the cats, then went back and slept until almost 1 p.m.

It sure is nice to be retired when you keep hours like that.

We’re serious about Full Moons

Here’s a sampling of some of our Full Moon stories

Frog Dance under the Full Moon

Palm Beach Full Moon bike ride

Fire dancers at Full Moon Drum Circle

LOST opportunity to perform buttectomy

Full Moon rises over Sandia Mountains

The What Else Could Go Wrong Ride