By Beverly Cross
Simply beautiful with the Beaver Moon rising. Missed the partial lunar eclipse at an inconvenient early morning hour. Beavers could make a comeback in Santa Barbara County, holding back the canyon streams instead of water running through alluvial fans. Great for replenishing that ground water in Goleta also. Wonder if they could be invited back as ecosystem fighters. Beautiful animals and they were here in times prior.
By John Wiley
Eclipse photos - Where Are They? We thought there would be dozens of Edhatters sending in pix.
We got this one at 12:02am when it was fairly advanced, but when we went out at 1am (fullest eclipse) low clouds completely obscured it. Can you send Ed one from then, maybe up in the mountains or over in the valley? The full moon rising was spectacular. But the eclipse seemed inexplicably odd. Pondering that, we noticed two things. Unlike a waxing or waning moon, there was a bight out of the top. Secondly, there were NO shadows. Usually a partial moon will have more definition due to shadows from crater walls, but because the moon was directly lit by an "overhead" sun from our perspective there wasn't anything to cast a shadow. Makes it look kinda boring, yet subtly eerie.
So - anyone have different, better, or later pix to share?
The "600 Year" Eclipse: Lunar eclipse 2021/11/19 12:02am PDT, Santa Barbara CA USA
By Photo Dude
The moon played hide-and-seek through the clouds here near the ocean, but there were periodic portholes in the clouds that allowed astrophotography.
Two photos are attached: one of the eclipse at maximum, and a collage of the night sky, the moon, and temperature and humidity readings as taken after eclipse maximum from my 2nd story deck 200' from the ocean.