This was supposed to be posted on the 7th, which is now like two and a half weeks ago…

I had a couple images I wanted to post, but last night as Mama Bear and I were settling in to watch some TV after dinner, more on TV later, I noticed a pop of color out the window.

I grabbed my camera and headed out back to see what I could see.  Our house is surrounded by mature trees and so getting a clear shot of the horizon is always a problem, but as I wandered around the back yard I got pops of color between the trees and the power lines.

Sunset

Sunset

But when I turned to the East I saw a cool skyline with the moon towering above taking its place in the night sky.

Moon and Clouds

Moon and Clouds

The clouds were brightly lit, almost as if from inside.  I have not touched the color or light balance of this image, this is pretty much how they looked.

Eastern Clouds

Eastern Clouds

And of course, the moon was shining brightly as the sky turned slowly to darkness.

Moon

Moon

I had intended to get up around 4AM to try to grab some shots of the Eta Aquariids, a meteor shower from the debris of Haley’s comet, but sleep seemed a much better option at 4AM… LOL

Categories: Astronomy ,photography


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