Total Lunar Eclipse April 14, 2014

We are in for a rare occurrence in North America, where 4 total lunar eclipses can be seen every 6 months for the next two years. This is called a tetrad. So, on Monday night we on Salt Spring Island were anticipating watching it. Alas! We had nothing but heavy clouds and wind.

Many islanders gave up and went to bed. Being passionate and stubborn, I decided to set my alarm every 1/2 hour, taking peeks outside – just in CASE the wind had swept the clouds away. At 1:15 AM I thought, “This is the last. If the Moon is not visible, I am going to pack it in for the night”.

Well, there she was in all her glory, just emerging from being blood red in the total eclipse. I took photos of her for the next two hours, watching her gradually get brighter and brighter.

I hope you enjoy a few of these photos.

Lunar Eclipse Emerging out of total

Lunar Eclipse Emerging out of total

Lunar Eclipse 1:20 AM April 15

Lunar Eclipse 1:20 AM April 15

Lunar Eclipse April 15

Lunar Eclipse April 15

Lunar Eclipse Almost back to Full Moon

Lunar Eclipse Almost back to Full Moon

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