Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Winter Wonders - Lunar Eclipse

By the time you read this post, the best time for viewing a rare combination eclipse - a supermoon, a lunar eclipse and a "blue moon" (which will really turn blood red) will probably have passed where I live in upstate New York.

Alas.  This morning at peak viewing time (6:48 am) it will be around 11 degrees above zero F (-11.7 C).  I'd better bundle up well when I start my commute to work.  At least, I can see stars from my porch.

If I do get any pictures of the partial eclipse (doubtful, with my iPhone) I will post them on Thursday.

When I went back in the archives, I found this post from February 2017, for another rare combination.  Enjoy!

(If you get to see this eclipse,  I'd love you to mention it in the comments.)

From February 2017

Today features a rare combination - a lunar eclipse, a snow moon, and a comet.

Here's more on this rare combination.
On what I could call "Snow Moon Eve" (last night) I took this picture of the moon rising over my snow covered small upstate New York community. 

Here is another view of yesterday's snow. 


  1. Hi. I hope you got to see something of these rare phenomena. I'm puzzled because I thought it was tonight (Wednesday 31) but here in S.Africa we won't see the eclipse. Answers to Questions I wouldn't have Thought to Ask~#SYW

  2. We have cloud cover here so not likely to see it. The moon was beautiful last night, though.

  3. It was a total lunar eclipse- hope you got to see SOME part of it. Next one (viewable in America) is in 363 days!

  4. Nope, I missed it. I'm not sure what time it was on the west coast, but I assume I was sleeping. As I'm getting over a cold, I wasn't about to disturb my rest.

  5. I confused the timings (yeah I know incredibly stupid of me) so I missed seeing the moon. :(


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