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Watching the Lunar Eclipse in Seattle

Bundled up against below freezing temperatures, a photographer watches, waits and shoots the lunar eclipse. At 05:30 my daughter and I arrived in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle to a little known but beautiful overlook to the west and northwest of downtown Seattle. We came to this location to avoid the crowds at more popular locations and to hopefully shoot some awesome photos of the lunar eclipse that was to become full at 06:06. Alas, the last shot I got off was at 05:49, seventeen minutes before the eclipse was to become all that it could be… and the clouds rolled in.

Partial Lunar Eclipse at 05:49 in Seattle

Partial Lunar Eclipse at 05:49 in Seattle

I had hardly gotten my tripod set up, camera mounted, shutter speed, aperture and focus adjusted before the clouds started filtering the view. Once or twice a hole in the cloud cover gave a peek or two, here is the best of about twelve shots that I managed to get before we were all done. So what’s a photographer to do? Go shoot something else, of course! So we began weaving our way to Pike Place Market with a stop first in Pioneer Square. About twenty minutes later while we were in Pioneer Square, my daughter talked to a fellow who had been over on Alki Beach in West Seattle and he said there wasn’t a parking place to be had and photographers and astronomers were just about elbow to elbow vying for space to set up tripods and telescopes for the coming much anticipated lunar show. Then once again Seattle weather brought obscurity and an underwhelming experience. Here’s hoping if you were up watching, waiting and shooting the eclipse you weren’t defeated at the last moment by the weather and got some great shots!

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