Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Eclipse




This photo was taken at 8:47PM CST just west of the Nebraska State Capitol Building. The sower statue atop the capitol is in the foreground. The moon is about three quarters eclipsed; it is blood red from the last rays of sun filtering through the earth's atmosphere. Click to enlarge.






This photo was taken at 9:13PM CST from roughly the same spot. The moon is just entering total eclipse. Click to enlarge.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the picture, I really wanted to watch this but needed to head to be for my job.

CheekyGeek said...

I was wondering if you'd try for a shot of this. Nicely done.

Ryan McGinnis said...

Yeah, I shot it on my lunch break at work. :) I didn't quite get the angle I wanted, but there was a huge apartment building in the way and the only way I could have got it would have been to tresspass into the building and try to find access to the roof (I halfway considered it!). It ran today in the Journal Star, but because of the way it was cropped and the press's inherent inability to render subtle dark tones, it doesn't look too hot.

Someone from Lincoln shot it through their telescope -- man, that really works well for astrophotography. It's up on the Journal Star website right now.