Thursday, October 9, 2014

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

One of the perks of living in the high desert is the unlimited opportunity for stargazing!
In July I was able to view the super moon from my front porch
and it was a glorious sight to behold.

Another spectacular event took place just yesterday on Wednesday October 8, 2014...
I was met with a rare opportunity to witness such a bucket list event...

 The skies so clear the air so crisp and a million stars sparkling...
Beyond blessed with a once in a lifetime view...

Simply amazing and so breathtaking.
I awoke about 3 am with hopes of seeing it in the northwest sky and lo and behold...

There it was!

The vast clear skies of Nevada offers some of the best viewing opportunities in the US.

All the phases of the lunar eclipse slowly revealed itself
over the course of the next few hours and wow!

Beginning with a blood moon rising and ending with a big finale of a huge bright full moon!

The most amazing moment was hearing coyotes howling and then what sounded like a kill. Goosebumps all over... Nature is so amazing out here in Nevada.

Later that evening I noticed how bright the full moon was but I didn't take any pictures.
So, this morning I wake up and do what I always do.
I go to the window and open it to feel the cool desert breeze and lo and behold ...

here we go again...
another amazing clear cold morning in the desert

with the full moon setting on Winnemucca Mountain right in my backyard !

Friends, for the record, I'm a christian, a dreamer, a stargazer...
I'm not a writer nor a photographer.
I write from my perspective so I can remember these good days forever.
I take pictures with my handy dandy canon powershot sx50.
All of these photos I took from my front porch or through the window screen of my bedroom,
 never even leaving my apartment.
I count each day a gift and this 14 month west coast adventure of mine,
well it's a once in a lifetime chance to see God's handiwork over and over again...

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