Saturday, March 10, 2007

Eclipse with Lighthouse

Credit & Copyright: Chris Cook Photography
Explanation: A red Moon rose over Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA on March 3rd, immersed in Earth's shadow near the total phase of a lunar eclipse. This serene portrait of the eclipsed Moon in a dark blue twilight sky also features the Highland Lighthouse (aka Cape Cod lighthouse), another more locally familiar beacon in the night. Now automated, the 66 foot tall structure in use today was built in 1857. How often has there been an eclipse within view of the Highland light? For locations on planet Earth there are about two eclipse seasons each year. So, eclipses have actually had many chances to be part of the pictorial history of the Highland Lighthouse, including a total solar eclipse in 1932.

9 comments:

Farmer John said...

Now you got me thinking of that rowboat-lighthouse picture at AoW2's, again. I only wish the light weren't automated and I could be a "keeper" again. What a life! What a picture!

Eyes said...

Hi FJ, I missed that one... dern it.

Gayle said...

I saw it. It's still on the main page, Eyes.

This picture is absolutely gorgeous and makes a beautiful screensaver. Thanks! :)

Eyes said...

OH ya.... That was a great pic!

Charmaine Blackburn said...

Beautiful Photo Thank you. care to look at some South African lighthouses?see
coastalhighlights.blogspot.com

Brooke said...

How lovely! :D

American Crusader said...

Fantastic picture!
We got a fairly good view in northern Westchester County New York.

Anonymous said...

This pic was not taken by chris cook photography unless he was there the same night I took it. This is copyright infringement. I will be in touch. Please remove it from your blog.

Eyes said...

Happy? What a retard.