Total Lunar Eclipse this Saturday

Photo by Michael Frye

This Saturday, December 10th, set your alarm clock early and get your camera and tripod out for a rare treat.  There will be a total lunar eclipse viewable in the western United States and Canada. The show begins at 4:45am when the red shadow of earth first falls across the moon. By 6:05, the moon will be fully engulfed in beautiful red light. You won’t want to miss this as it will not be until 2014 before we have another.

And for great tips on shooting a lunar eclipse, read photographer Michael Frye’s excellent post here :

Also check out the rest of his website and blog. Michael is a talented landscape and nature photographer who freely shares his tips to help you become a better shooter.

For more info on the eclipse, check out NASA’s website :

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