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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lunar Eclipse in San Diego - Saturday, December 10, 2011

I got up at 4:00AM on Saturday and drove down to the coast at La Jolla where I met some friends from our photo club to get some pictures of the moon in a full eclipse just before sunrise. As I was driving west I could see the moon in the sky ahead of me going into the eclipse. I actually had a pretty good view from the car as I was driving. I got to La Jolla and, along with a bunch of other folks, set up my tripod and took a couple of shots, just in time to see the moon disappear into a rather dense fog bank. Here's the one shot that is even halfway decent. At least I got a little of the orange color that happens when a full lunar eclipse is this low in the sky.




I didn't want to have the trip out there (and the effort to get up that early in the morning) be totally wasted, so I snapped a couple of shots of the waves crashing over the sea wall at the Children's Pool.






After that I wandered off to breakfast with one of my friends, and then headed down to the Zoo. Even if I didn't get any great pictures of the lunar eclipse, it was still fun to be out with a few friends enjoying the sunrise at the shore. There is supposed to be another eclipse like this in three years.
   

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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.