I really wanted to see the lunar eclipse since we will not have another one until 2010. Catching these events is a “hit or miss” proposition here in Seattle, especially during the winter.
I watched the forecast and they said we had a pretty good chance, so I was hopeful! At about 5 p.m. yesterday, I stepped out of my office, looked at the sky and saw that all too familiar site… clouds. With my hopes dashed, I went back in to finish up some projects. Fortunately, my wife called a little after 7 p.m. saying the clouds had parted and I had to see it. On the phone, I stepped of my office into the parking lot, much to my surprise all the clouds where gone and the moon was in full eclipse! Wow! I guess I should have known better. As the old saying goes… “If you don’t like the weather in Seattle, just wait a minute, it will change”.
I closed up the office, headed home to find my wife, children and many of the neighbors in the cul-de-sac, with their eyes to the sky. With a brief hello on my part, I headed straight inside – grabbed my tripod, Canon 40D and 70-300 lens and quickly set up. Here is what I managed to catch:
I caught the tail end of it, but it sure was beautiful!