Thursday, 15 December 2011

Missed it by that much


The problem with trying to photograph a lunar eclipse in a rainforest is rain. And forest. Technically, that’s two problems, but either one is enough to foil the attempt. Here’s the moon an hour before the eclipse. That was the last I saw of it until about 2 a.m., when I went to bed. By that time, storm, moon and planetary shadow had all moved on and the moonlight was so bright I could count the leaves on the Mallotus tree by the window.

6 comments:

Sherryl said...

Gee, you might as well have been in Melbourne or Lancefield where we also saw nothing!

Snail said...

I'm hoping for better things with next year's total solar eclipse.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

that's nice!! i wasn't able to see the eclipse OR the full moon...clouds and fog...so THICK...all night long.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

You're the first Australian blogger I've seen post about the lunar eclipse. Too bad you had clouds. I missed it simply because I didn't know about it until too late.

Snail said...

Laura, I guess it's a bit hit and miss at this time of year --- dodgy weather everywhere. Still, there'll be more lunar eclipses in the next few years.

Snail said...

Katie, I think there might have been a bit of disappointment because it was raining and overcast along the eastern seaboard.

I think Western Australians got top views. And it would have been magnificent to see it from Alice Springs.