If you followed the news, yesterday, i.e 4th of April, 2015, there was a lunar eclipse. The eastern part of India, the 7 sister states and the Andaman Islands, they got the view of the complete penumbra to penumbra eclipse, but where I reside, it was more of a glimpse of the umbra and then the waning penumbra. Nevertheless, I perched myself up on the tallest rooftop I could find in the vicinity, and waited. The scheduled time for moon-rise was approx 1800 hrs, I was there from 1645h. No way was I going to miss that 🙂
Reaching early had a benefit. I set up my tripod, and got ready with plenty of time still left. And I managed some sunset cloudscapes too.
Once the sun set, the scanning of the horizon began, and finally, around 1845h, the generally pearly white, but temporarily red orb…
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