Tuesday, July 26, 2005

What A Barber Does-Classic Ernie


Why, he clips, of course! OK, it's a lame pun, but it's a great set of pictures. This was my view of the lunar eclipse from October of last year. I shot from the first light of the moon right up through near-totality. I guess the moon never really goes all dark due to the refraction of light through the earth's atmosphere. But you can see it does get pretty dark. The progressive decrease in reflected light means I had to take longer and longer exposures, too. So if you were watching it, the moon would be much darker to the naked eye than it appears in some of these pictures. In fact, for that last shot (the copper colored one), you'd have had a tough time seeing the moon if you weren't looking for it.

I previously posted a picture from a solar eclipse, and I see I promised to post this picture. That was back in April, and now it's July. I'm nothing if not on the ball.

2 comments:

Stephen said...

Wow, what a great series. Thanks, Ernie!

Anonymous said...

...there is no Dark Side of the Moon, matter of fact, it's all dark...