We have right now a very welcome treat in store for our early morning hours. The full Beaver Moon has turned into a partial lunar eclipse peaking at 3:30 a.m. CDT, although we could not see it because of cloud cover in the Chicago area. A partial eclipse that does not enter the umbra means that the partiality never comes completely shadowed, because it occurs when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon aren’t perfectly aligned. Therefore only a corner of it becomes shadowed partially, and looks like a chunk of it is missing, just like it has been bitten. Enjoy!!

The complete event: 4 hours and 21 minutes.

My own restored telescopic shot of a full moon back in September 6, 1979…


Moon shot 9/6/79 – Photo taken with a strapped Kodak Tele-Instamatic 608 110 camera using the factory lens with a 40x child’s telescope using the eyepiece’s feed directly into the camera lens, filter=NOT POSSIBLE, Factory Aperture=f11 lens, and Factory 1/60 shutter speed, loaded with Kodakcolor C-110-20 negative print film using Kodak C-41 process and the standard 3-1/2×4-1/4″ C-110 size color prints, all processing by Fotomat.

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