Beginning of the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

Thought I’d set an alarm for 4am EEST as the eclipse would begin at 4:07am in Ankara.  That plan failed when friends and I went out for Turkish coffee last evening; caffeine is apparently still coursing through my body as I have yet to feel sleepy.  My iPhone is a complete fail at photographing objects at such a distance so no pics tonight, I’m afraid.  It’s 64 degrees outside  (currently 4:51am) so draped with a sweater, I have been going out to my balcony to observe the event every five minutes or so.  The moon is half-covered at this point.  The campus lies at just under 3,000 feet in elevation so the night air is crisp with a clear view of the moon off to the east.

I’m following these sites:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html

http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/turkey/ankara

4:56am – darkness covers all but a sliver of the moon

5:11am – the total eclipse has begun with the moon dark but beginning to have a reddish glow.  This is pretty cool!

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One thought on “Beginning of the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

  1. Glad you enjoyed it! It was cool!!
    Turkish coffee is best enjoyed in small doses lol 🙂

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