Friday night in Africa

Last night, in Africa, we spent about two hours looking up to the heavens. The African sky on this winter’s night was clear as it put on a show for us. No, we didn’t sit outside in the cold but we did come out often to see the moon disappear slowly.

Yesterday, Friday, July 27, 2018, I watched the lunar eclipse. I was amazed. At the end, I did see that it was, indeed, a blood moon.

I understand that this isn’t a travel post. It is not a food or golf post, too. But, if you didn’t live in Africa, it’s almost like a travel post, so please humor me. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

Photographs were taken with a Lumix camera, by hubby dearest. I take no credit whatsoever except for cropping out a few unnecessary black spaces and inserting “Β©Thundermerwe” using “Paint”. (“Thundermerwe” is the nickname we’ve given ourselves (hubby, me, little princess) from the surname van der Merwe and the thunder.) No filter was used; nothing at all! All experimentation, such as with exposure, are done while taking the photographs.

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The moon before the eclipse
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The moon before the eclipse (experimenting with exposure)
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The moon before the eclipse (experimenting with exposure)
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The moon before the eclipse
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The moon, as the lunar eclipse show commences

 

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The moon, as the lunar eclipse show commences
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The moon, as the lunar eclipse show commences
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The moon, as the lunar eclipse show commences
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018 (viewed from our front yard, in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa)
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018. Can you see it?
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018; almost halfway there
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018; halfway through the show
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018; halfway through the show
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018; no, it isn’t a blue moon
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018; the show is almost at its end
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018; the moon is barely seen
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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Lunar Eclipse, July 27, 2018
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The lunar eclipse show about to end
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Hello, moon! Are you there?
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That was that… July 27, 2018 Lunar Eclipse
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After the lunar eclipse
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After the lunar eclipse
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Blood Moon: it looks red enough
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Blood Moon
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The blood moon, Mars and some stars
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Can we actually take a pic of Mars?
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It doesn’t look like Mars, I know
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I promise, if you look closely, you will see it’s out there
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Still doesn’t look like Mars to me

Just like you were here with us in Africa. And, it would have taken you a couple of minutes only to go through this whole post, if at all. πŸ™‚

Thank you, and much love and hugs. xxx

37 thoughts on “Friday night in Africa

    1. Hi Ana. It’s such a pity you couldn’t enjoy it in person. It was really quite amazing watching the moon “disappear” slowly. A real pleasure to share, and thank you so much! It’s awesome to hear you enjoyed the “show”. 😊 Much love and hugs. β€πŸ€—

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    1. Hey Abrie. I hope you’ve been well. Life has taken over my writing self, too. I thought I’d be back on track last month… I’m more hopeful this month. It’s spring, after all. πŸ™‚πŸ€—

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  1. Oh! You had the lunar eclipse in July! We just had one in late January, so beautiful. And moving. Congrats to your sweetie for those fine photos. I have a very modest photo of our eclipse, taken with only a smartphone through the lens of a home telescope, and I only got the camera to line up once at the beginning with the lens, but oh well! https://wp.me/p3OFLC-2bu

    And tell me, what do you use to put a watermark on your photos? I’m thinking of starting the same for my photos on the blog. So confusing how to do it, though! I know you’re a whiz with these technical things. πŸ™‚ Take care, my friend! πŸ™‚

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    1. The eclipse is totally awe-inspiring, right? We were in winter and it was rather cold. If it wasn’t, It Would have stayed out watching the show.

      Hubby was using a proper camera. He still believes in it. I use my mobile phone all the time. And, believe it or not, unlike him who easily learns new software applications so he can use Photoshop, I use Paint, which comes standard with Windows.

      I still love your photo. I wouldn’t have thought it’s taken with mobile phone. I failed miserably. πŸ˜„

      I’m so happy to be back, “talking” with you again. Much love and hugs, my friend. Take care! πŸ€—β€πŸ˜˜

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