More Astronomy

After viewing the sunset at the fall equinox last week, I bought into the supermoon lunar eclipse hype and photographed the display last night. Because the eclipse didn’t fully occur until the moon was well up in the sky, I wanted to find some sort of foreground. From our backyard, the interesting chimney atop the neighboring house filled the bill. I showed a flashlight on it during the two-second exposure.

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The pros do a lot better. Here just one example: the moon behind the Colorado State Capitol in Denver by Bill Ingalls of NASA.

A perigee full moon, or supermoon, is seen during a total lunar eclipse behind The Colorado State Capitol Building on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Denver.  The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)


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