Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Stopping By a Lunar Eclipse on a Cloudy Evening

A full lunar eclipse is coming up October 27-28, 2004 for folks in my part of the world. I got lucky taking this picture last year. Sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate, which inspired me to write the following lament for my fellow astrophotographer friends. -- Dalton Hammond)

After months of long waiting it now is our night
The piggys are all backed and we've turned out the light.
Now the sky has turned dark, but because of the rain
Our photography sessions are eclipsed once again.
Why is it that when Earth's shadow goes Lunar
An eclipse by the clouds seems to happen just sooner?

-- (c) 2004, Dalton Hammond

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