Fleetingly, the winter solstice lunar eclipse made a stunning appearance 40 minutes in to the birth of 2010’s first day of winter .
Admittingly, the last solstice eclipse in 1991 I missed. Sleeping probably. No way was I going to miss this one. Now I can say “been there done that”. For sure, most of us late baby boomer types will be 128 years old when the year 2094 rolls around- the next time a lunar eclipse falls on the winter solstice.
Crud, I just want to make it to 50.
Can you imagine what a pain in the neck hand holding a 500mm lens with a 2x converter (that’s a 1,000 mm lens) at ISO 3200 with 1/160 of a second shutter speed at 128 years of age would be? It’s a good thing I tried it today.
At the crescendo of the eclipse, clouds crept in and blocked the view. Then, rain. Again. I don’t know about you, but it seems old man winter has been around for a couple of months now.