Flintstone Stargazing

February 20, 2008

Eclipse Roundup

Total Eclipse 2 on 2-20-08

The image above was taken during totality. Unfortunately due to the clouds, getting any images was difficult, but I did manage to get a couple good ones. We had a wonderful time with all of the people that came by. It was great to talk to everyone and I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did. I was just disappointed that the clouds couldn’t hold off. It would have been great for everyone to see Mars and Saturn.

Here are the last few images I took as the Moon came out of the Earth’s shadow:

The Moon Emerges from the Earth's Shadow on 2/20/08
The Moon Emerges from the Earth’s Shadow

I took a bit longer exposure on this one to bring out the detail in the shadowed areas:

The Eclipse is ending - Shadow Emphasis on 2/20/08
The Eclipse is ending – Shadow Emphasis

Finally, in this shot, the Moon is about halfway out from the shadow:

The Eclipse is nearly over on 2-20-08
The Eclipse is Nearly Over

Thanks again to everyone who came and I hope to be able to have another star party when the weather is nice and maybe even a bit warmer!



  1. Ed,
    Thank you for inviting us (and the rest of the Internet, apparently) to watch your eclipse. It was good to spend a few minutes getting to know y’all a bit better, and really amazing to be able to see the moon eclipsing so vividly before our eyes. Looking over your photos now is like reliving it, not like reading about it on CNN. Thanks so much! I probably wouldn’t have been as relaxed about all that gear as you were with all those kids around, and us big kids too, but Analeasa loved getting to see “Mr. Moon” eclipsing.


    Levi & Oriel

    Comment by Levi & Oriel — February 21, 2008 @ 12:28 am

  2. Well, thanks so much for coming. I had a great time too.

    Comment by Ed — February 21, 2008 @ 12:32 am

  3. thanks for having the get-together Ed. I’m looking forward to seeing some more sights next time.

    Comment by bobw — February 21, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

  4. hello from Brazil, I am Eduardo Baldaci, an amateur astronomer living in Brazil. Nice pictures, great job !


    Comment by Baldaci — February 23, 2008 @ 7:22 pm

  5. Hey there, Ed and Bets!
    Thanks so much for letting us all come over and see some of God’s creation…a little more up close! We had a great time, and we look forward to being invited over again! 😉
    Stephy & Co.

    Comment by S. Chandler — February 29, 2008 @ 11:51 am

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