Skywatch Friday: Full Moon Eclipse

Eclipse of the full moon, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. December 21, 2010.

This is my post for Skywatch Friday, a meme for sharing views of the sky from all over the world.  To see more, or to join and share your own photos of the sky, click HERE.

As you know, Monday night – Tuesday morning of last week was somewhat special.  We had an eclipse of the full moon.

Betsy and I saw the full moon when we went out to dinner Monday night.  But since we had had a long drive that day, we went to bed before the eclipse began.  However, we got up about 3 o’clock in the morning and went out to see the tail end of the eclipse.  The picture above was taken at that time on Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.


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21 Responses to “Skywatch Friday: Full Moon Eclipse”

  1. Mildred Says:

    George, This is an outstanding photograph. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. Neal Says:

    Nice George. All we could see here was clouds. 🙂

  3. sandra Says:

    can’t believe you got up and got this shot. you are really great to do that. and the photo came our perfect. happy new year george

  4. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a terrific shot, George! It was cloudy here, but I did get a great shot of the full moon as it was setting the next morning when the clouds had cleared — for a couple of hours!! Happy, Happy New Year to you both!!


  5. Judy Says:

    We had clouds, too, so did not even think of setting the alarm to see it. I have to rely on the photos of others!

  6. jlshall (Joysweb) Says:

    That is such a gorgeous photo! We missed the eclipse, darn it. I was going to get up and take a look, but forgot to set the alarm. But I’ve seen it on video and it was truly amazing.

    Happy New Year to you and Betsy!

  7. Kathy Says:

    And you said it wasn’t a very good photo!!! It’s great, George! I read somewhere there’s going to be a solar eclipse within a year or two. Wonder if we can capture that without going blind???

    Happy New Year to both of you!

  8. LaVoice Says:

    I failed to see the eclipse this year. I am glad you captured it so well and shared it. At least, I have an idea what it was all about. Take care George, and keep enjoying life to the fullest.

  9. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Wow, George!! You got that eclipse, it is stunning!!! This may be my favorite picture of yours ever! We tried to get it with no luck. It was cloudy, But we tried around 1:30. The weatherman (who I blame for this) said it wouldn’t start till 1:30, but that wasn’t true!

  10. MaryBeth Says:

    Great shot George. I took some pics too but could not get the rusty color to show up. I think it was because it was overcast but I least i saw the eclipse. It started out her around 10:45 SO i WAS STILL UP. mb

  11. busy bee suz Says:

    Oh, your capture is amazing…glad you lost sleep for SOMETHING. 😉
    Happy new year to you and your sweet Betsy!

  12. Happyone Says:

    Great capture. Happy New Year to you and Betsy! 🙂

  13. diane Says:

    A magic moment. You were keen to get up at that time in the cool weather too.

  14. bertN Says:

    Beautiful capture! Well worth the early rise. Happy New Year!

  15. Pam Says:

    Its gorgeous, George. Thanks for the beautiful show, I didn’t get up to see it.
    I wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year. I hope your parents are both well.


  16. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful moon shot.
    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

  17. Reader Wil Says:

    You lucky people! We could not get a glimpse of the moon at all because the sky was over cast.
    I wish you and Betsy a very happy and healthy 2011. May we all have a year without major disasters.

  18. life ramblings Says:

    a beautiful moment to capture in time. love it George.

  19. Loren Says:

    I stayed up late that night and went outside…wasn’t it amazing!! Sooo glad you captured this! What a moment!

  20. Linnea Says:

    That’s a wonderful shot! I watched the beginnings of the eclipse from the west coast, so I didn’t have to stay up so late. It was truly amazing. Didn’t get any shots though…happy new year to you and yours. Looking forward to visiting your blogs this year…

  21. Rose Says:

    I did not know we had an eclipse of the moon…but then I feel like I have been living in an alternate world for a while.

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