Send me your lunar eclipse pictures!

There’s a total lunar eclipse tonight that will produce a reddish “blood moon”. Any readers who take photos of this event, please email them to me. It would be cool to feature them tomorrow morning.

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  1. Posted January 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Not just a total lunar eclipse, a super blue moon lunar eclipse.

    Chances of seeing it here in cloudy Seattle are slim.

    • yazikus
      Posted January 30, 2018 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

      Slightly south of you, and I’m still optimistic. Today was a cacophony of showers and sunshine, perhaps we’ll have a small window of cloudless sky tonight!

      • Posted January 31, 2018 at 9:03 am | Permalink

        No luck. Got up at 5am for nothing.

  2. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted January 30, 2018 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    It’s actually both a “blood” moon and a “blue” moon, the latter because it is the 2nd full moon of the month.

    “Blue Blood” means of noble birth, and can also mean
    “Hemolymph, circulatory fluid colored blue by hemocyanin, a respiratory protein evident in most molluscs and some arthropods”
    It is also the name of a series of vampire novels, and several other plays and movies.

    Also, apocalyptic theorists are definitely into this one. (I won’t post a link here, just take my word for it.)

  3. Michael Fisher
    Posted January 30, 2018 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    For those interested THIS LINK to TimeAndDate.Com shows when to take a look at the sky & take an eclipse picture.

    [1] UK, Europe, Africa & South America: We’re seeing nothing
    [2] Central America, USA & Canada: Eclipse at moonset
    [3] East Africa, All of Middle East, India, Asia, All of Pacific rim including Australasia, but excluding most of South America: Eclipse at moonrise

    This video [cued up to two minutes] goes into nerd level detail:

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted January 30, 2018 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

      Plug your city into the first link for times. Thus Chicago full eclipse begins at 06:51 CST very low in the sky & 14 minutes later the moon sets.

  4. rickflick
    Posted January 30, 2018 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to brake out the spotting scope and get me a moon pic, but here in central New York there’s a fairly heavy overcast with light show furies. I can see where the moon is, but it’s behind a blurring, smoke screen that makes it look more like a head light in a storm. Maybe next time.

  5. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted January 30, 2018 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    I am set to take pictures, but it looks like it will be low in my sky when it is well under way (early am for me).

  6. yazikus
    Posted January 30, 2018 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Is this in any way related to the wolves howling that I heard this last week, I wonder? They were especially vocal. I’ll do my darnedest to catch a glimpse!

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted January 30, 2018 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

      Wolves don’t howl at the moon – full or otherwise 🙂

  7. rickflick
    Posted January 30, 2018 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    The sky has cleared over New York so I went out and did some videography of the moon at perigee. The eclipse will be partial in the North East and doesn’t occur until 5AM when I will be sleeping under a down comforter. I’ll submit my clip in any event.

  8. Posted January 31, 2018 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Cloudy here, at the peak.

  9. Posted January 31, 2018 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    In CO mountains the moon rise and most of the night was great. Got up at 5 to watch and it was cloudy in the west. Dang, no pix.

  10. BJ
    Posted January 31, 2018 at 9:45 am | Permalink


  11. George
    Posted January 31, 2018 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Got up, went outside and was greeted by clouds. Chicago National Weather service posted this pic:

  12. Stuart Robbins
    Posted January 31, 2018 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    So … how do I send pictures? Also in the Colorado mountains, got some shots, but for some reason I can’t figure out how to send them to you.

    • Michael Fisher
      Posted January 31, 2018 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

      Send by email
      Email address: Click “Research Interests”, top of right sidebar on this page & it’s in the info to the right of PCC[e]’s photo

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