I heard about the Blood Moon on the news the other day and was totally intrigued. My dad and I used to go watch lunar eclipses and meteor showers together as a kid and I even got a telescope for my birthday one year. Space is seriously super cool, and last nights eclipse definitely didn't disappoint!
For those of you who don't know, its a total lunar eclipse where the red wavelengths of light from the earth are projected onto the moon making it a orange-y or crimson color. Blood moon sounds kind of ominous though, I love how one article put it...you're basically seeing all the worlds sunsets at once. Aww. It's apparently pretty rare and we're getting a tetrad over the next year or so. There will be another blood moon eclipse in October 2014, then again April 2015 and September 2015.
The picture above was definitely from NASA, I had this great idea that I was going to take a really awesome moon picture...but then I realized that my lens only goes to the equivalent of an 80mm lens and it was freezing so we watched most of it from inside a warm car. Below is my sad little picture (but you can see Mars!)
Maybe by the next one I'll have a better lens and will be able to get a super cool picture to share. Until then, I'll enjoy the ones better photographers have taken!
Did you get to go watch the eclipse?