March 3 - Lunar Eclipse

I drove all over trying to find a nice place to view the moon rise and never did really find the ideal spot. We ended up NW of Springfield on a quiet farm road high on a ridge which gave us an unrestricted view of the horizon. The moon first revealed itself in a very small sliver (most of it was eclipsed at that point) which slowly grew larger as it moved up into the sky.

Here is a closeup of the moon (or at least as close as I can get to it) as the Earth's shadow has mostly moved across it.


The sunset behind me was more interesting from a photographic point of view and I spent quite a bit of time with my back to the moon. The next two images show some of that scene.


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