Most of Tracy probably missed this morning’s lunar eclipse — unless they were up really early.
But Geoff Faulkner got up at 3 a.m. to snap these photos using a tripod and a Canon Digital Rebel camera from his Savannah Drive home.
“The first photograph is the full moon before the eclipse began,” he wrote in an e-mail. “The red moon was when the moon was fully eclipsed. The pictures afterward are of the moon as it emerged from the earth's shadow.”
According to NASA, a lunar eclipse can only take place when there is a full moon, and only if the moon passes through some portion of Earth’s shadow. For more information about the eclipse, visit NASA’s Web page on the lunar event at: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEmono/TLE2007Aug28/TLE2007Aug28.html
Faulkner, who works as a network systems manager at Musco Family Olive Co., said he didn’t stay up all night to see the eclipse.
“I set my alarm for 1, but I didn’t wake up until 3, when that first red picture showed up. Then I got up again at 4 and stayed up until the end of it.”