Vanishing Moon

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It’s been cloudy most of the day here, creating some minor suspense about whether tonight’s eclipse will be visible.

Well, at least the start of it is–despite appearances, the shot above is through some high clouds. No telling when the thicker cloud cover will return. The shot immediately below: a few minutes later, as the clouds got a little thicker. And the last, about an hour after the first, and just a few minutes before the eclipse was supposed to enter it’s “total” stage. Thing is–down here in the Berkeley flatlands, anyway, that’s when the clouds really moved in. I have to be up early, so no late-night moongazing to see if it re-emerges.

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  1. jb

    Hey Dan…Nice photos. I woke up twice to see the eclipse. Once at 2AM and again at around 3:15. It looked amazing when it was total, coppery in color. I could see it from our bedroom window.

  2. Dan

    Hey, John: I figured you were up watching the show. I went to bed after the clouds came in–had to get up early. Always love to see an eclipse, though–I remember that one that occurred just at moonrise once, when we drove out to Mount Diablo to try to see it.

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