Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tonight's Total Lunar Eclipse


I stood outside in 10 degree weather trying to capture this shot. I wasn't exactly sure of what I was doing so I took several shots at different settings and was happy with this one for all the more zoom capability I have on my lens. Just in case you don't know the other two spots you see are stars.
P.S. A correction from my little sister - "Sorry, my child, but you are wrong. They are not both stars. One of them is a planet called Saturn and the other is the star called Regulus which is part of the constellation Leo the Lion and is about 85 light years away."
P.P.S. As you can see I haven't spent a lot of time studying Astronomy. I see that I should have talked with my little sister or my Dad before posting.



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5 comments:

Lucky Elephant said...

Sorry, my child, but you are wrong. They are not both stars. One of them is a planet called Saturn and the other is the star call Regulus which is part of the constellation Leo the Lion and is about 85 light years away.

Luanna J. Wright said...

Hi,
I am Michael Wright's daughter, Luanna.

We really wanted to see the Eclipse but it was cloudy here in Kansas.

You are lucky!

Luanna Wright luannajoy.blogspot.com

Dixie said...

Luanna,

I'm sorry you did not get to see the lunar eclipse. It was a really neat experience. My three boys and one of my girls stayed up and watched it until it was fully eclipsed. My picture doesn't really do it justice. Here is a link to another blog with some better pictures - http://hazelnutacademy.blogspot.com/2008/02/our-night-with-lunar-eclipse.html

Brenda said...

Neat picture. I was so bummed that I completely forgot about this. Kevin M. told me all about it.

Laura Ellison said...

I knew without looking which sister you were talking about! :)