The beautiful scene of Victoria, the harbour, Juan de Fuca
Strait and the Olympic Mountains in the USA illuminated with the partially
The fully eclipsed Moon sitting over Victoria at 3:45am.
This composite image shows the eclipse event as it
progressed. Note the small fully eclipsed Moon between the 3rd and 4th
composite images - part of the background image.
Jim Cliffe and Nelson Walker joined me on top of Mt.
Tolmie to observe the lunar eclipse from start to finish. It was a gorgeous
evening - virtually no wind and not too cold. It turned out that quite
a crowd gathered as totality time approached.
I was amazed at the difference of the colour of the
totally-eclipsed Moon this time as compared with the
Lunar Eclipse of Oct 27, 2004. This eclipsed Moon was more
of a sooty red, whereas the 2004 version was a much brighter and richer red.
The digital photos of this event show more enriched colours than we observed
with our eyes.