Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Lunar Eclipse Photo You Want Isn't Always The One You Get

Last night we were supposed to have one of those total eclipses of the moon.

That'd be the second one in a year.  The photo above was taken in Okinawa, Japan JUN 16, 2011.

We loaded up a car with all kinds of camera gear, way before sunset.

That way we'd find a good spot, up in the mountains for some clear shots.

The science people were saying the best views would be from the Asia Pacific Region.

That's where I live.

The weather looked sort of like this on the way up to the mountains.

That was my first clue that I wouldn't get the photos I was planning to get.

But,  island weather can take sudden turns and we had a few hours before the eclipse.

Things didn't turn out as we expected, though.

This is just a wild guess but, I'm thinking, if we'd have stayed a fifth hour in the mountains, this is sort of how the total eclipse of the moon would have looked from Okinawa, Japan.

About 9PM, after unloading all my camera gear from RyukyuRu's car, I was walking home and saw the moon peek through some clouds.

The man in the moon was probably thinking he'd see something like this.

Well, what if the dude in the moon was trying to catch a shot of us eclipsing down here ?

Maybe he got something like this.  Hah !

Better luck next time.....

Did anyone out there catch the DEC 2011 lunar ecplise photos they wanted ?


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