Lunar Hide and Seek – Occultatio​n and Lunar Eclipse

The Lunar Eclipse and occultation of April 15, 2014
The Lunar Eclipse and occultation of April 15, 2014

Aloha!

Tonight after setting up with friends and being thwarted by clouds, I raced home to see if I could still observe part of the lunar eclipse from a different location. Upon arriving home I found it was clear and quickly set up my 15×70 binoculars. I was delighted to see h Virginis just peeking its bright head out from behind the limb of the Moon and quickly started a sketch of my observation. The umbra had almost made it over the last portion of the limb and the remaining edge was brightly lit. The Moon took on a coppery glow and the stars shone nearby that normally cant be observed during full Moon.

15×70 Binocular on tripod

Black Stathmore paper, colored pencils & pastels

Thia (Cindy) Krach

Maui, Hawaii


5 thoughts on “Lunar Hide and Seek – Occultatio​n and Lunar Eclipse”

  1. Cindy…Fantastic drawing of the lunar eclipse! Gives a strong feeling of wonder at such events. After nearly a full year of clear nights for the full moon, as luck would have it, we were completely overcast for the event.
    Cheers -Greg

  2. Cindy,

    A wonderful capture of the Lunar eclipse. You captured the beautiful deep coppery glow. I love it.

    Frank 🙂

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