Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Lunar Eclipse!

DISCLAIMER:  This is not my photograph!  I know you are all expecting me to photograph the Lunar eclipse, but it was way too cold for me to set up my telescope on the tracking mount, which I would need to do in order to take photographs.  I am observing the eclipse with a much smaller telescope that is easier to set up and take down quickly.  So I decided that I would do a screen grab from the real-time streaming of the eclipse, from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California.  Thanks to them for this magnificent photograph.  It is magical to look through my telescope to see it in real time, and I am going back out to watch it as it changes subtlety over the period of an hour.  I wish you could all see this from where you are.


Anonymous said...

This must be awesome to see live. The color is beautiful... and then the sky was amazing this morning, even as the light of the sun was out, with a full bright moon and many bright stars maybe even a planet. A lot of happenings in the sky. Trace

Ken Spencer said...

Hi Trace: At about 6 AM, both Venus and Jupiter have risen and should be about 15 degrees above the horizon, in the east. And Saturn will be about an hour behind them!

Anonymous said...

Uncle Ken, Thanks for that information. It is amazing that we can see three different planets in the sky and Mars at times too. Trace