What A Sight To See: Did anyone catch the lunar eclipse?

On May 26 around 19:00 local time (11:00 UTC), there was a lunar eclipse.  Unlike last June’s solar eclipse where I had to travel 200km to see it, this time I only had to walk 500m to the riverside park and cross the levee to reduce light pollution.  There were quite a few other shutterbugs out taking their own photos.

Gizmodo posted an item entitled “13 Spectacular Pics of the ‘Super Blood Moon’ Eclipse From Around the World” with much better pictures than mine (below the fold).

I’m peeved that my photos suck.  I couldn’t use my good camera because the battery is dead.  A friend borrowed it but didn’t return the charging cable.  I hate proprietary crap.

Here’s the best of a bad lot, two of the scene plus one to prove I was there.  I promise you, the view was so much better with the naked eye, the blood red of the moon partially visible.



  1. Peter B says

    My wife and I are out walking sometimes starting a little after 04:00 Pacific Daylight time. This morning we drank our coffee quickly and were out and about by 04:10. Perhaps in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eclipse was never quite total? When we walked outside only a bit of the top of the moon was lit. It seemed to stay that way for 20 minutes. By the time we finished our two miles in 50 minutes, the moon was nearly half full.

    No one in our nearby extended family bothered to venture out and look.