Tag Archives: night sky

Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse

Super Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse

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. )

Super Blue Blood Moon

January 29, 2018 an almost full moon shines through a light mist. Will it be clear for the full moon and eclipse?
Blue moon over a weather vane.
Blue moon over a grain elevator.

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).

Total lunar eclipse series, January 31, 2018.

The last image: a super blue blood moon 🙂


A Blood Moon and the Milky Way

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.

Blood moon and tree

Blood moon

Milky Way

Milky Way, Sonoma County, CA, USA


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.)