Total Lunar Eclipse 2019


Readers who have been with me since 2015 may remember I had a less than successful outing photographing the lunar eclipse in September that year. All of my pretty bloodmoons were blurry and I was sooo disappointed. You can see my post about that experience here.

I had to wait until 2018 to try again. But alas, clouds. No eclipse viewing for Seattle that time.

The next total lunar eclipse was this last Sunday, January 20th. Not a good time of year for clear skies in Western Washington, and the cloud cover forecasts in the days leading up to the event were offering little hope.

But wonder of wonders, there was some clearing. It ended up depending on where you were as to whether it was completely cloudy, partly cloudy, or mostly clear. I totally lucked out in north Seattle where it was mostly clear.

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A Trip to the Ocean


(Have patience with the backstory stuff, it all ties together.)

From 1982 to 1984 I worked at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho. Because I lived in the employee dorms it was easy to make friends and meet people to hang out with. One of the cool things about living there was that we were surrounded by National Forests so a group of us took full advantage by going camping together as often as our work schedules allowed.

Three of the people I hung out with were Chris and Connie, twin sisters and part of the camping gang, and Jody.

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