All that Blood Moon / Lunar Eclipse hype
There seemed to be a lot of hype about this Blood Moon/Lunar Eclipse phenomenon we were calculated to experience this past Sunday night. I blame social media, lol. Did you make any special efforts to see it? Ok, I admit it, did get sucked into the hype and wanted to check it out myself. I even went as far as setting up my tripod and camera and going outside to snap a few pictures.
So, there I was at about 9:45pm, taking my tripod and camera up the street...some trees were blocking my view right at my house, so I had to find a decent spot. As I set up my camera at a good location, with a good view of the moon, I also realized I had a pretty decent view of my neighbors house...and his bedroom, which had a light on. I was really hoping that he wasn't going to see me out there....with a camera...at night...lol. "I swear, I am just here to look at the moon", I thought to myself. Please don't see me and think I'm a weirdo or a peeper! I just want to see the moon!
I wasn't sure I'd get any decent shots. See, I am actually in desperate need of a new and better camera, especially now that I am blogging. But my mediocre $150 Olympus camera was going to have to do! Well, I was actually pleasantly surprised! I got a few really good shots! I am glad I was able to do so, because my six year old really wanted to see it, but there was no way I was going to let him stay up until 10pm, nor would he have been able to make it that late anyway! So, I will share these with him when he gets home from school later today. I wonder if he will be impressed by it, or just be like "oh...ok..." and be totally over it in one minute lol.
I thought it was pretty neat, but not really worth all the talk. I had been outside around 8pm to walk my dog, and the moon was huge then! Ya know, that "Supermoon" thing, where the moon looks 14% larger than usual because Earth is closer to it. But somehow in the next hour or two, the moon seemed to be back to it's normal size. Maybe that was supposed to happen, but I must say, the whole experience would have been a lot better if the eclipse and blood moon thing happened at the same time the moon was extra huge. It was still cool, don't get me wrong, I'm glad I stepped out to have a little look-see!
In case you missed it...I'm sharing my pictures with you. This is what we could see here,
in Western New York :)
Did you enjoy a similar view last night?