Early this morning there was a full moon full eclipse and I thought I would get up and make some photos but decided to do so if I happened to wake at about o’dark-thirty without an alarm set. I did want to be up and perhaps up on the roof with a 100-400mm lens on my camera but when I went to sleep at about quarter to o’dark, the temperature outside was just below freezing and there was a thick fog glowing fog blocking view of all but a smudgy overhead moon. I decided not to set the alarm for the full moonset–an event I try to record this time each year with snow in the Olympic Mountains across the Hood Canal from here. My gamble was lucky for sleeping in but disappointing because the fog lasted most of the day, finally dissipating late this afternoon revealing a thick layer of clouds that replaced the clear sky high pressure system that has been lingering this past week.
Here, though, is the full moonset I recorded four years ago on Christmas Eve morning over Mount Constance in the Olympic Mountains.
..and here’s the full moonset from two years ago the beginning of Dec (there was also a ‘Blue Moon’ that month but I missed it due to cloudy skies–we don’t get to see many winter full moonsets).