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Eclipse, Racing Cow, Taos Mountain Clouds.

Well, I got out there as I said I would last week for this partial eclipse. It wasn’t as cold as I thought it would be but there were some clouds that created a weird maroon halo-ee thing. In the second image, you’ll see the Pleiades to the upper right. The clouds added a kind of mystery to the scene but they didn’t help make for a crystal clear lunar eclipse, the sort I’m used to. I like that the extent of the partial eclipse is defined very clearly. I’m sure there’ll be more eclipses to come. I will say, that I’m finally recovered from the stiff neck I got looking straight up overhead!

Lunar eclipse, November 19, 2021
Lunar Eclipse, November 19, 2021, San Cristobal, NM

Lunar eclipse, November 19, 2021
Lunar Eclipse with the Pleiades (upper right), November 19, 2021.

Driving home from Taos last weekend I found I had competition in the pasture, a cow racing me and my car.

Racing a cow, Arroyo Hondo
Racing a cow in the Arroyo Hondo Valley.

… and today the clouds lifted enough to give a glimpse of the thin layer of snow on Taos Mountain.

Taos Mountain Clouds across the meadows, Taos NM
Taos Mountain clouds, El Prado (the Meadows), NM

Happy Thanksgiving. I hope it’s a good one. Thanks for looking. G

6 thoughts on “Eclipse, Racing Cow, Taos Mountain Clouds.”

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Geraint. Thank you for your effort. I know about having stiff neck from looking up. It does me in & shortens my viewing. I acknowledge your patience & determination. All the photos are very appreciated & beautiful.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving Geraint to you both….great photo of the eclipse! When I viewed it at @ 2:15 the color was pretty smudged due to clouds & the neck thing…Grrrrr. Anyway thanks for the great images especially the Pleiades bonus……………

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