Thursday, February 21, 2008

2008 Lunar Eclipse

So, we went out last night to attempt to get a couple of pictures of the Lunar Eclipse with the new camera (Canon Rebel XTI). We didn't have a clue what we were doing, but I think the pics came out pretty good considering.

We went up to the golf course to limit the amount of light pollution (ack, living in the city...) that we had to fight with. And it was a wonderfully cool, clear night so the viewing was spectacular.

Of course, you would think after living in Maine all our lives we would be prepared for the temperatures and conditions of such. No, we weren't.

Jess wore her Crocs and a light fleece, so she was freezing. She got snow in here Crocs, which added to her freezing. At least she had a scarf in the car and I had a pair of uber-mittens in there.

I was a little more prepared, but dang, it was still really cold. But the cold makes viewing the celestial delights even better.

We'll be ready for the next eclipse in 2010...

1 comment:

meaningfulalbums said...

Sweet! I was so bummed when I realized that I totally missed the eclipse last night! Urgh. Glad that you got to enjoy it - despite the freezingness. Tell Jess to wear BOOTS next time!