Astronomy

2022 Lunar Eclipse

I got to watch almost the entire eclipse with my wife, Jill, in the middle of the Smokies on May 15th/16th, at the wonderful Milarepa Retreat Center with other pleasant individuals who regularly seek beauty. Once again, for the fourth time running, the Sky God blessed us (well me, anyway) with mostly clear skies. This is the first time I was able to photograph the stars as well, and it's so special to see the lunar eclipse so close to the Scorpion. I hope you are also searching for some kind of inner transformation, likely linked to the world of Wo/man. 

Waxing Lunar Eclipse
Waxing Lunar Eclipse

The shadow passes from left to right, a little diagonally upwards

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Eclipse in the claws of the Scorpion
Eclipse in the claws of the Scorpion

Can you find the heart of the Scorpion to the lower left?

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Penumbral eclipse
Penumbral eclipse

It is now 1:56 am, and supposedly the partial eclipse had just ended about a minute earlier. There is still a penumbral eclipse for another 55 minutes, which is very weak and hard to discern. I stopped photographing at this point.

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Waxing Lunar Eclipse
Waxing Lunar Eclipse

The shadow passes from left to right, a little diagonally upwards

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