The rain and clouds cleared for a bit letting me catch the total eclipse of the moon last night (Jan 20, 2019). (Although not before I got rained on! 😦 . But lucky me, the clouds only came back just after the eclipse finished. )
Two images taken January 30, 2018 of an essentially full moon: the super blue moon (super = when a full moon is at a closest approach to Earth; blue = second full moon in the same month).
The last image: a super blue blood moon 🙂
I reckon this is a tad older than 50 years 😉 .
Photos I took during the full moon lunar eclipse September 27, 2015. This moon is also a ‘supermoon‘ because the moon is at its closest approach to earth (the orbital perigee). The blood red color of the eclipse is because the sunlight refracted around the earth lighting the moon has had all but the reddish colors ‘filtered’ out and is often called a blood moon. The next one of these supermoon blood moons will occur in 2033.
August 11, 2015
Gave a try at getting a Milky Way image. (Tim, the forecast clouds held off 🙂 ) There may be a few Perseid meteors in the Milky Way region (short, faint streaks).
24 mm, 20 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600
(Small revision. Actual photo site is in Marin County just a few hundred yards from its border with Sonoma County.)