There was a total eclipse of the moon last night (Sunday, May 15, 2022), which was visible to us here in Jamaica. I love staring at the night sky and decided to watch the eclipse of this Super Flower Blood Moon. Wonderful name!
The sky was very overcast, which wasn’t promising, but I got this clear picture of the full moon early on.
…at times almost completely blocking it out.
However, every so often, there was a break in the clouds and there was a clear view of the shadow covering more…
…and more of the moon.
Sometimes I could see the shadow encroaching, even though the clouds…
…until there was only a sliver of the moonlight still visible.
And then, total eclipse…
A little less shadow, a little more light.
Until finally, the full moon was back, in all her glory! Beautiful in all her phases, be they monthly cycles or short shadows of an eclipse.
My almost five hours of moon gazing ended after 1:00am. Well-spent hours.