December 20, 2010

Lunar Eclipse in Denver 12-21-2010 - Part 1

(Linda Meikle photo)
Nikon D80 18-70 mm)

This photo taken at 6 p.m. (Mountain Time) in Denver before the unusual combination events of the Autumnal Equinox that occurs annually on December 21 and the solar eclipse that happens in a cycle of about every 19 years. Tonight, they are occurring at the same time. The last time this happened was in December of 1638, 372 years ago.

I hope the skies stay clear during the night as I take photos of the entire event(s). They say the moon should become very red about six hours from now. The color is expected to be more pronounced because of the recent volcanic activity on this earth.

I'll post additional photos during the event if the conditions stay favorable. I'll make each photo series separate, so those of you who get this by email will get all of them. Those who are on the blog, will have to scroll down.

Take Care on the Journey,
Your friend in life,

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