28 Aug2007

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These photos were taken just minutes ago. Since most folks in Luzon can’t see the full lunar eclipse this evening due to cloud cover, I am posting these photos from less cloudy Cebu. Taken from the top of a 24 storey building with a standard point and shoot canon camera, they are unaltered, unphotoshopped and colored as the camera captured the moon. I have been looking up at the sky for the past few hours but couldn’t find the moon, until about 25 minutes ago…

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Natural phenomenon such as eclipses have always fascinated me. And since something rather serendipitous happened to me (and my siblings) this afternoon, a small gift from someone who has long since passed away, I am grinning from ear to ear about it being something that would only happen “once in a blue moon” indeed. While the newspapers and press have said this would be a red moon, it must have turned blue for a split second for Marketman’s sake… :)

 

COMMENTS:

  1. chunky says:

    Hi MM! It must have been a true blue experience! Sobrang ganda ng kuha mo…totoo! Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

    Aug 28, 2007 | 8:27 pm

     
  2. Liz says:

    Thanks MM for these photos. I hope you’ll be able to post some other pictures for this. I am one of those unfortunate person who cant witness the phenomenon. It’s only 4pm here.. I have to watch TFC tomorrow for the delayed updates..

    Aug 28, 2007 | 8:58 pm

     
  3. annette says:

    Ang galing galing mo naman talaga, Mr MM!

    Aug 28, 2007 | 9:02 pm

     
  4. steph says:

    wow, nice pics! :)

    Aug 28, 2007 | 9:30 pm

     
  5. bernadette says:

    Lucky you!!! We are experiencing a very cloudy evening here in Mindoro. It could have been quite spectacular but then…Cebu has clearer skies :-)! Thank you for sharing these valuable pics with us. We were really waiting for it to appear here as well!

    Aug 28, 2007 | 9:51 pm

     
  6. LT says:

    Hey MM~

    Just a note… the term “blue moon” from the expression “once in a blue moon” means the second full moon in the same month. If a full moon happens during the 1st or 2nd day of the month, then another happens on the 30th or 31st, then the latter, is the blue moon.

    Aug 28, 2007 | 10:06 pm

     
  7. nang says:

    those are magnificent photos,MM! i couldn’t hope to catch the eclipse from my vantage point here in manila, but your photos are just so vivid that you made the experience just as real for me. thanks!

    Aug 28, 2007 | 10:25 pm

     
  8. sylvia says:

    Beautiful!

    Aug 28, 2007 | 10:44 pm

     
  9. Traci says:

    the whole moon looked kind of vague and misty at around 9.30pm. no clouds around it, just a fuzzy looking moon. it’s the Month of the Hungry Ghosts in Singapore, where i just spent 2 weeks for a very sad family event. the moon tonight suits our rather depressed mood…

    Aug 28, 2007 | 11:41 pm

     
  10. tulipfleurs says:

    My husband woke me up around 1:45 a.m. (Northern California) just so that “we” can see it. We sat on the steps in front of our house while the neighborhood slept (which was something I wanted to go back and do) just waiting and waiting. After 20 minutes or so, we gave up (or shall I say “I” gave up). I took whatever pix I could but yours are totally awesome! :-) Went back to bed and woke up at 5:00 a.m. No wonder I’m still sleepy at work. :-) Have a good one!

    Aug 28, 2007 | 11:45 pm

     
  11. rhea says:

    I tried to find the moon a while ago but it is so cloudy…sigh. Thanks for posting a wonderful pic of the eclipse.

    Aug 29, 2007 | 12:42 am

     
  12. brownedgnat says:

    An awesome spectacle! I live in Northern California–woke up at 2:30am and watched the eclipse transpired until 4:20am. I was so keyed up that I didn’t need an alarm to wake me up at 2:30am.

    Aug 29, 2007 | 1:23 am

     
  13. sha says:

    what a beautiful thing to happen…

    Aug 29, 2007 | 3:48 am

     
  14. kiwipino says:

    We in NZ are lucky enough to witness the ‘redding of the moon’ at a decent time of 8pm onwards – although the clouds (in Auckland) made viewing a little patchy. It was truly awesome!

    Aug 29, 2007 | 7:02 am

     
  15. Marketman says:

    LT, I actually knew that the blue moon was the second one of the month, which happens rarely, but a literal “BLUE” moon seemed cooler, no? It was terrific to behold.

    Aug 29, 2007 | 7:06 am

     
  16. dhayL says:

    what a beauty to look at! good job!

    Aug 29, 2007 | 7:51 am

     
  17. corrine says:

    Awesome, blue and red moon. I was in a big hurry to attend a client’s party yesterday that I missed this “once in a blue and red moon” thing! Sayang! Thanks for posting the photos.

    Aug 29, 2007 | 10:16 am

     
  18. blue says:

    wow nice pix MM..i have always been fascinated with anything connected to the moon but was pretty busy last night to catch a glimpse of the eclipse.but your pix showed me how much i missed :(

    Aug 29, 2007 | 11:04 am

     
  19. Blaise says:

    The first picture of moon is so cool..

    Aug 29, 2007 | 11:09 am

     
  20. Serene says:

    Wow..nice pics!! We in Singapore missed this opportunity due to the cloudy sky..and it was raining for the whole day too!
    =(

    Aug 29, 2007 | 12:44 pm

     
  21. lee says:

    Last night the whole barangay was out in the streets staring at the clouds.

    Aug 29, 2007 | 12:52 pm

     
  22. TOK ESPINO says:

    MM, ‘di lang sa pagluluto ka magaling..mahusay ka rin sa photography. Great job MM!!!!

    Aug 29, 2007 | 4:09 pm

     
  23. Lani says:

    Once in a blue moon talaga, sana naroon ako para nakapag-wish, hehehe. Nice shot!

    Aug 29, 2007 | 4:46 pm

     
  24. suzette says:

    too bad, i missed this due to a long overdue meeting, anyway thanks to your pictures, got a glimpse of this “once in a blue moon” eclipse.

    Aug 29, 2007 | 6:14 pm

     
 

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