I stopped in at the Mellow Mushroom for dinner and a few beers before heading home to view/photograph the lunar eclipse. Amanda was there along with Kat (Katheryn?). A fellow server (the dude) had called in and wasn’t going to make it, he had called earlier and another server told him he wasn’t on the schedule. Nicki called while I was finishing my beer and was at the house hoping to get her tax forms printed so she could get them sent out tomorrow. I finished my beer and becoming a little pissed off at the news about Obama. Seems his wife has NEVER been proud of America/Americans or politics except for the people wanting her husband to be president. Personally, I feel he may be the anti-Christ.
I got home and started Nicki finishing her tax stuff, and printing it out. Then I started setting up the camera for the lunar eclipse. It was somewhat cloudy, only wisps but right in line with the moon. It was still behind the trees to the east but was coming up fast. By 8:30 I was getting the mount aligned and trying to get the focus right. Something went haywire with the mount and it got off alignment somehow, right after I tried to have it seek to Saturn (it was just below the moon). Re-aligned and then started shooting the moon so to speak. 🙂
By the time totality occurred the clouds had came in quite heavily, and stayed that way for some time. Around 10:45 it started to clear up a bit and I got some more shots like the one above with Saturn in the lower left-hand part of the frame. The shot to the left is one just as totality was complete and the lower right edge is beginning to emerge from the Earth’s shadow. It was after 11pm by then so I started packing up and getting the stuff inside. I was tired and sore (all the bending and standing on my feet for the last 2-3 hours, I’m not as young as I used to be.