Saturday, March 03, 2007

Lunacy

Thanks to Another Monkey, I knew there was a total eclipse of the moon tonight. Unfortunately, it wasn't dark enough at the moment of totality, but I managed to get a few shots as the earth's shadow passed over.









And since I was already on the roof of the parking deck, here's a glimpse of downtown by night:



And yes, we do realize what that building on the right looks like.

10 Comments:

Blogger D.B. Echo said...

Beautiful! That's some mighty fine shootin'there! The clouds didn't part for us until the moon looked like the last photo in the series.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous cooper said...

Good pictures, dee. I tried to get my son to come out and see the eclipse, but it was still low on the horizon and he had to go off with his buds, so maybe he saw it later. I gave him a bit of astronomical trivia to wow his friends with but I never know when he's listening these days. BTW, many buildings look like that, especially the banks - I think it's an "extension" of the pissing contest they always seem to be in.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous George said...

Nice!

Thanks for the heads-up, Harold. And thanks for posting the pics, dee.

Too cloudy for me to see anything here in VA Beach.

10:36 PM  
Blogger piglet said...

Nice pictures!

10:45 PM  
Blogger dee said...

cooper, you're right -- that's the Wachovia Building. I can just imagine the reaction when the architect presented it to the Board.

"I don't know what it is, Jim, but something about it just resonates with me."

11:21 PM  
Blogger SeattleDan said...

Thanks, dee. We on the left coast got left out. And in cloudy Seattle, it may not have mattered anyway. Both SeattleTammy and I have bad head colds, so our thought processes are....uhh, shiny things over there!

11:43 PM  
Blogger hedera said...

Thanks from me, too, dee - it was cloudy here in the bay area around moonrise too, by the time it cleared enough to see it, the eclipse was over. Of course, we were watching The Lion in Winter...

12:57 AM  
Anonymous Murray said...

Nice job Dee. We had clouds shining down on Grouseland.

Aristotle (and lots of others before him) noticed the round shape of the shadow of the earth and correctly determined that the world was round. Too bad that this administration still sees the world as flat.

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might I add damned exciting, dee? I just took another look at them.
Maybe that's what the Walkalloverya Building was aroused about.

Anonymous David

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clear skies tonight, and what a treat the moonrise was. Full moon, stunningly burnt orange, magnified to the apparent size of the sun, turning white and diminishing in apparent size as it rose. Really regret my inability to photograph and post it, and made even more grateful for folks like dee who can and do.

Anonymous David

10:40 PM  

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