Bloody Moon

On a windy and slightly cloudy tuesday morning of April 15, 2014 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada an amazing natural phenomenon was witnessed by my naked eye- the blood moon or lunar eclipse.

“A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its umbra (shadow). This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned (in “syzygy“) exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon. The type and length of aneclipse depend upon the Moon’s location relative to its orbital nodes.” (wikipedia.com)

Experts believed that a group of four total lunar eclipses over the next two years will be experienced.The eclipse is visible from just about North America, South America and Australia. Parts of Asia, Africa and Europe will see a partial eclipse.

here are 2 shots that I took with my not so fancy 18-105mm nikkor lens

 

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