Disappearing Moon

State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Death Valley N.P.
Description

My brother and I made a trip to Death Valley in May to photograph the total lunar eclipse. Our original plan was to capture the entire arc of the moon from rise to set, but Mother Nature had other plans. A heavy cloud cover developed right after sunset, but we remained optimistic. The weather apps we were using predicted there would be a break in the clouds around 1:00 a.m., shortly before the start of the eclipse, and that’s exactly what happened. Although there were still heavy clouds all around, a window opened up right where the moon was traversing the night sky.

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August 3, 2021