January 31st brought us a celestial event to remember. Skies were completely clear on the Mendonoma coast. Photographer Paula Power took photos of the event. Here is the Blood Moon, the full moon in a lunar eclipse.
It was amazing to see the stars so vibrant during the eclipse. Paula captured some of that night-time magic.
Paula then photographed the moon as the eclipse was finishing.
It was quite an experience to witness this event. Fun fact: the second full moon in a month is called a Blue Moon. That doesn't occur too often, hence the expression, "Once in a blue moon."
I thank Paula for allowing me to share her photos with you here.
Many Mendonoma residents went to the ridge to view the eclipse of the moon, Rick and me included. It was wonderful to see the red moon rising in the eastern sky. Paul Kozal captured this evocative photo of the event.
It was quite a spectacle with the moon being full. It was a Super Moon because the moon is closest to earth right now. It was a Harvest Moon because it was the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. And it was also a Blood Moon - quite an event!
Many thanks to Paul for allowing me to share his photo with you here. To see much more of Paul's nature photography, here is the link to his website: http://www.paulkozal.com/