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Total eclipse returned to sky this morning

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – A total lunar eclipse returned to the early morning sky today. I was out trying to get photos around 6:20 a.m., but didn’t get anything great. I’ll need an equipment upgrade. But the top photo shows the reddish glow of when the Earth was positioned between the sun and the moon. That full lunar eclpise has been called a “blood moon” because of the reddish hue.

I took the photo at the very top from the parking lot of the Crooked Door Tavern. I also tried it from the Clarendon Street bridge and took the second photo around 6:45. Anyone with better pictures is welcome to send them to news@orleanshub.com.

While trying to get photos of the eclipse I also took ones of this canal boat just east of Main Street in Albion.

This large canal boat seems to be waking up for another day on the historic waterway.

The Sun is making its way up in this photo, looking east from the Clarendon Street bridge along the railroad tracks.