Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Have you skipped the skywatch?

Whatever reasons (bad weather- not viewable-too tired to stay up all night or decided to watch in Dec.21 2094) if you have missed to watch the Moon Eclipse yesterday (Dec 20 in Bay Area and ended in Dec 21 2010).
You can have a glimpse of 4 phases that I captured through my camera. The main part (where the moon turned bright orange) could not be clicked - simple I didn't own any sophisticated lenses nor a passion nocturnal photographer.
I was not prepared to click the phases of Eclipse, as we have a stormy weather past few days in Bay Area. The live Streaming abandoned all the viewers stating : cloudy weather in SFO go to NASA website. I covered up and run to my backyard , even though it was quiet cloudy and patchy. I clicked and uploaded the moon before Eclipse- my son was so excited to see the picture. I thought I will document for him as he is learning right now about full moon and new moon :) I tried all the features possible in my camera to capture the creepy Orange-Red hue. But that seems quiet impossible for me and left out at the end.

Lunar Eclipse

There are 5 moon phases in this picture- it is a collage.

The first moon in the picture is taken at 9.00 PM (Before Eclipse)

The second (taken at 10.30 PM):The shadow started from the far left side from the bottom and progressed. It was silvered (grey color)
but the 3rd moon (taken at 11.00 PM) : the visual treat started from pink to almost orangey in naked eye.... The picture turned that part black :(
There is a 4 th moon (taken at 11.15PM) and 5th one ( taken at 11.30 PM) is barely visible in my picture (like a scratch on the top right corner) But in reality we enjoyed that view with Orange and white mixed.
Later after midnight, the moon was totally orange (like a pumpkin). You could have seen in internet :)

I was the luckiest one to watch the Ursids Meteor shower :) That was a double delight that could last forever !

36 comments:

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

How beautifully you have captured the eclipse.Such pictures are for life :)

Manasi said...

WOW!!!
Just WOW!

Nandini said...

Very unforgettable experience you had.

Homecooked said...

Its beautiful Cham! It was so cold and windy I didnt even go out yesterday :) Thanks for uploading these.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Awesome!

notyet100 said...

wow thanks for this,..

Sayantani said...

this reminds me of the solar eclips that we saw last year...these are very rare opportunities but remembered always.

jayasree said...

Wow..Thanks for sharing, Cham

Apu said...

Beautiful!! I was so keen to go but we were freezing up here!!

Vani said...

Nicely captured, Cham!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely click!

SS blogs here said...

Those are great shots Cham! Thanks for sharing your excitement with us!

Vandana Rajesh said...

Nice work cham!!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

Its so beautiful Cham... happy xmas to you and ur family.. :0

rekhas kitchen said...

Cham check this site
http://www.spicyrecipes.co.cc/search/label/Sweets?updated-max=2010-03-06T23%3A56%3A00%2B05%3A30&max-results=20
He lifted your full post with pic.

Priya said...

Well captured Cham, i came to know laterly, thought i have missed this time, now i cant say so, thanks for sharing the click..

G.Pavani said...

very beautiful and nice pics..

Bong Mom said...

You got great pics Cham. It was 2:30@night here so we were deep in sleep ;-)

Divya Vikram said...

Brilliant clicks Cham!

Madhavi said...

Woohoooo amazing clicks :))

Gulmohar said...

Yes I know it was quite difficult for us too, to capture it..I have posted some pics in FB ;-) My daughter was saying that the moon looked like a gum ball :D

Hasna said...

lovely pix....feel lik watching t directly...

http://hasnasdelights.blogspot.com/

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Cham
Very nice article and the photo..I liked it
Merry Christmas and wish you Very Happy New Year

Srivalli said...

Wow how very beautiful Cham..thank you for sharing..we are now lucky for having you share them with us..:)

G.Pavani said...

merry christmas to u n your family..

Priya said...

Cham, naangalum 2011 july la ooruku polam'nu plan panni irrukom, are u going there during july?? if so kandipa meet pannanam..hope to meet u..

Aparna said...

You were lucky and this is a lovely thing to do.:)

Seasons greetings and best wishes for a happy new year.

Suma Rajesh said...

woo cham..is very pretty...lovly click dear..

Padhu said...

Lovely clicks..
Wishes for a very Happy and prosperous New Year

Srivalli said...

Happy New Year Cham!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Wow! a brilliant act to capture the eclipse. Lets watch it again by 2094...hi..hi . I Like star gazing too :)

Cynthia said...

Happy New Year!

Smita Srivastava said...

A very Happy new year to you n ur family , loved going thru ur wonderful blog !!!

- Smita
www.littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
(fun foods for little eaters

Viki's Kitchen said...

Nice post. Wishing you and Family a Bright, Prosperous and Happy New year dear.

Soma said...

You have to be one of the very few of the extremely fortunate ones to see the moon and the shower!! I would have considered me blessed for life. We saw a split second of an unexpected shower just by our home; we were in the car and did not realize it was a shower. It was so spectacular - the glows that came and went nowhere! The eclipse occurred late here and we went to sleep trying to stay awake.

Happy New year to you and your dear family.

Bong Mom said...

Happy 2011 to you and yours dear Cham