Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Total Eclipse

Hi Everyone I watched the eclipse of the Moon last night like many other Aussies and took a few photo's from my backyard , this is what I saw. The next Eclipse December 2011.

the start approx 7pm


the moon reappearing




17 Comments:

Blogger Kerri said...

Isn't it amazing that so many of us were watching the same eclipse in our big sky? You did well with your photos...but I can only see 2 of them. The others have disappeared and left only the little x's in boxes. Blogger being a pain again.

August 30, 2007 1:01 am  
Blogger smilnsigh said...

Fantastic! You were really able to see it, in your area.

Mari-Nanci

August 30, 2007 2:48 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

I am bad.. I slept thru it. Thanks for taking photos so I can at least see what it looked like.

August 30, 2007 6:42 am  
Blogger Pamela said...

I honestly am not sure we could see it from here.
I knew it was visible on the east coast, but I didn't even check into it any further. Thats what happens when you are distracted by grandkids.

We took photo's of an total moon eclipse in our back yard several years ago. we set up the tri-pod and then clicked every so often.

August 30, 2007 7:23 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Oh Jen, you really did get some lovely shots of the eclipse! I'm afraid I missed it since I was having my best sleep at the time it was happening! lol I think they said it was between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. here. xox

August 30, 2007 9:32 am  
Blogger Helen said...

Hi Jeanette,
I hadn't realised how many 'tea'; things I had until I started photgraphing them. I am rather partial to them all, I must admit.
I had several trips outside to watch the eclipse, and was disappointed that it wasn't a bright red. It made me think how terrified I used to be of this sort of thing when I was a child, and how sometimes a comic book would pick up on an eclipse to convince the rampaging natives that the heroine was really a goddess. I seem to recall a story in a School Friend annual!
Enjoy the garden, I am certainly enjoying mine, but only because it is spring!
Cheers

August 30, 2007 9:51 am  
Blogger HORIZON said...

Hiya Jen. l was on the phone just after the eclipse with my sis (AU)- she got some shots too. Everytime we seem to have a sky event over this way it is cloudy - arghh. Wonderful shots so enjoyed with you.
Hope you're keeping well and getting out in the garden. The weather is turning a wee bit colder here now- you can feel the nip in the air even when the sun is shining. Long day ahead but just wanted to drop by and say hello.
hugs and bests xx

August 30, 2007 4:43 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

HI Jeanette. Thanks for sharing these great photos. It must have been nice to see it happen.

I wonder if my camera would have been capable of taking shots like these. Probably not. :)

I feel a little sad that I missed it but at least I enjoyed a nice stroll with my husband. :)

Thanks for the visit. Weekend is almost here. I'm excited to see some friends. Take care!

August 30, 2007 6:54 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Your photos are fantastic, Jen. I tried to get some but they didn't turn out very well so I gave it up as a bad job. However, I did watch the eclipse...fascinating sight, wasn't it?

August 30, 2007 7:01 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan ~~ Great that you took photos
I saw the eclipse when it was a deep orange at the end of it. It was good
to see it. Thanks for your comments, glad you liked the 5 Lessons and also the story of the African children and the jokes etc. I typed in =rand (200.
099) and nothing happened.
Take care my friend, Love, Merle.

August 30, 2007 10:42 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

What a wonderful view you had ! When it came here the sky was so cloudy we couldn't see anything. And before it has also been like that. I probably have to move to Australia to see a moon eclipse !

August 30, 2007 11:41 pm  
Blogger Hootin'Anni said...

Amazing!!! If I were to do this [I should say attempt to do this] the photos would be nothing but white dots --small star-like images!! You did an awesome job.

August 30, 2007 11:54 pm  
Blogger Dick said...

Good job with the photos and your explanation. We had a good view of them here in northwest Washington State in the US but unfortunately the best time (complete coverage) was between 3 and 4 am. We didn't try to get up to see it. I guess this is a good comparison of our time difference. You said about 7pm. I suppose that was in the same day it was 3am here.

Thanks for your visits to my site and your kind comments. It is a lot of fun to see what daily life in different places around the world are like. We are all so much alike.

August 31, 2007 2:08 am  
Anonymous gledwood said...

O wow! I have seen 2 eclipses of the moon and one (96%) of the sun... though I could have "experienced" 100% if I'd troubled to travel 200 miles to Cornwall...
Though the solar eclipse was actually far more dramatic than I'd expected and it went darker and quieter and quite wierd... the first lunar eclipse I ever saw was in Goa where the skies are crystal clear and so packed with stars it was amazing and the moon seemed to transform into a sphere of red rock hanging in the sky near enough to touch... it was a wonder it did not fall down on us.. quite amazing... 2nd lunar eclipse was in London this year and despite execrable city visibility (you can barely see ANY stars at all above London skies except perhaps one or two of the very brightest on the very darkest nights...) it was quite watchable... my only query is I wonder why THIS eclipse of the moon I never got to see ... surely it would have been all over the media..? Maybe do you think it was only visible in the southern hemisphere?
I have no idea
Great photos!

August 31, 2007 2:16 am  
Blogger RUTH said...

Well done getting the photos. Not sure when we see another one here in the UK. :o)

August 31, 2007 5:42 pm  
Anonymous colleen said...

Oy Mate! I'm glad someone saw it and got photos! I think it happened at 4 am here.

September 01, 2007 2:15 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Great shots Merle! Did you have a telescope at one end of your camera or what?? I tried to take some, but they were just cream coloured dots on the screen, so I deleted them.

September 03, 2007 11:11 pm  

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