A Big Thank You…

…needs to be given to those folks with cameras and the desire to document the lunar eclipse yesterday.  I, on the other hand, mostly slept through it.  I know that friends of mine and folks around the world took the opportunity to take their cameras out and do it.  I found out that friends from Chatham grabbed a coffee and headed away from the city for a drive to witness the event.  The nice thing about people that take great pictures is that they have this overwhelming desire to share them!

In case you missed it, this was an opportunity for the sun and earth to “photoshop” the moon.

photoshop 206 up, 33 down

Something used to make ugly people average looking.

Girl: like omg i jus photoshop’d my acne covered, ranomd strangers online will think i’m pretty!

Yes, I’m quoting from the Urban Dictionary.

I did find a number of bookmarkable resources to tuck away to celebrate the event.  One of the nicer collections came from Universe Today where they amassed images of the eclipse from around the world.    The collection, and accompanying descriptions, document the event worldwide from Florida to the United Kingdom to Australia.  In the collection, you can see the slicing and colouring that were applied using the moon as a canvas.

But, you don’t have to go world-wide to great great pictures.  Now, I must confess that while I didn’t set the alarm clock, my internal clock did have me wake up in the middle of the night where I took a peek out the window.  At the time, it was a very cloudy night and I didn’t bother even looking for my camera.

My friend, @windsordi did though.  Now, she lives about 45 minutes north of me and somehow managed to get some great shots that she shared with the world and contributed to a number of photo groups.  The photo is a wonderful collage of images.

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The image was so well done that it was the lead picture on Windsoritedotca.  Congratulations, Diane.

An explanation about lunar eclipses can be found here.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to document and share this solstice, eclipsing event.  This end consumer really appreciated it.

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