The 18 October 2013 full Moon—known as the Hunter’s Moon being the first full moon after the Harvest Moon—moved tonight through the Earth’s outer shadow—known as a penumbral lunar eclipse—with the best viewing being from Asia and Africa. I tried to catch the last part of the eclipse as the Moon rose this evening but the shading was so subtle I did not really see anything other than getting some nice pictures of a full Moon from the beach. Once again, I have to thank Bob Bruce and Janice Broda for letting me use their backyard overlooking the ocean just south of Sebastian Inlet State Park, Florida. CLICK ON AN IMAGE TO SEE A LARGER VERSION.
Waiting for the Moon to rise. Check out Sam on the beach in the lower right corner.
The Moon rose right at sunset.
The Moon looks distorted and reddish as viewed through the deep atmosphere along the horizon as it clears the clouds.
A composite image of the Moon over the waves.