Lunar Eclipse, December 21, 2010
We've had cloud cover for weeks with a few minutes of sun now and then. Monday night when I went to bed at 10pm, there were clouds overhead. I figured that no one in East Gwillimbury would see the lunar eclipse of a lifetime, the one that hasn't happened in nearly 400 years, the eclipse that coincided with the winter solstice.
But my husband is a night owl. He had gotten up to check the eclipse...and guess what! Although there were clouds still in the sky, there were also significant breaks.
After taking many shaky hand-held shots, my husband gave me a lesson in how to use my tripod. And this is what I got! By this time the eclipse was beginning to end. The sun's light was being reflected by the moon at the top where you see the brightest light.
And for those of you who are wondering just how shaky I was without using my tripod:
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