I made the first-of-the-year rhubarb treat to celebrate the occasion.
|The backyard rhubarb, which I started back at my old house in about 2002 from a sprout carried home on the airplane from my mom's patch and which has been moved 4 times since, once into a pot to wait out the traumatic first winter post move.|
|Strawberry rhubarb crumble pie has a pie shell on the bottom but crumble top.|
|Normal full moon. Cannon PowerShot S120. 1/100th sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, set to 2 second self timer and infinity manual focus. The lens has only 5x telephoto and then I cropped the files.|
|First few minutes of the eclipse. 4/14/2013 23:53 MDT. The earth's shadow is encroaching on the left side of the moon. This picture is a little blurry due to camera, or rather, porch, shake. 1/100th sec, f/8.0, ISO 100.|
|By the time the fire died down enough that we could think about bed, the shadow was obvious. 4/15/2013 00:14 MDT. 1/100th sec, f/8.0, ISO 100.|
|By the time we actually went to bed, the moon was more than half way there! 4/15/2013 00:42 MDT. 1/100th sec, f/8.0, ISO 100.|
|See how tiny.|
|So here is my best shot of the Tax Day Blood Moon in full lunar eclipse. The star Spica is the speck down to the right. 4/15/2013 01:43 MDT 6 seconds, f/8.0, ISO 125.|
|And here is the same shot not cropped so far showing Spica down and to the right and also Mars in the upper right corner of the shot. 4/15/2013 01:43 MDT, 6 seconds, f/8.0, ISO 125.|
I enjoyed this eclipse especially for the beautiful bright star Spica and orange Mars within 9 degrees of the moon. And also because I had Drew to snuggle up to afterwards. I did not set my alarm to watch the moon come out of the earth's shadow ;-).