Lunar eclipse…eclipsed

Those in the know would have been outside in the wee hours of the morning today, to watch the lunar eclipse.  As we’re almost on the Greenwich Meridian, it was easier to stay up here at the base to catch the action.  Unfortunately, the weather didn’t play along.  The snow that had been falling throughout the day halted, but the skies remained overcast.  Unwilling to waste my wakefulness, I took the picture below with a 6 second exposure using the available light – this is as dark as it gets at the moment.  The prominent mountain is Lorentzenpiggen, with Grunehogna (site of an old SA field base) in the background.  The title?  Easy – “The Absence of Moon”

Twighlight after midnight, with the clouds hiding the lunar eclipse

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.