Check Out Pics of Lunar Eclipse as Seen Over Quincy and Hannibal
Skies were perfectly clear over the Quincy and Hannibal area Thursday night into Friday morning making a perfect time for viewing a historic lunar eclipse. Here are pics I took of the event.
My wife (aka "the smart one") knew this was a historic sky event she did not want to miss. I (aka "barely passed 2nd grade") happen to have a nifty camera with a 50x zoom. She convinced me it was a good idea to get up at 2:45 am to see the lunar eclipse that peaked just after 3a.
Here are my (very tired) pictures:
This was the moon around midnight.
This is the first pic as the lunar eclipse neared its peak. This was approximately 2:50am.
Slowly but surely it gets closer to peak. This was just before 3am.
Finally, this was around 3:02am.
Considering this was the longest eclipse of its type in nearly 600 years, was it worth it? Sure. Am I exhausted. That's accurate.