Blood Moon Setting

Rising on the other coast. Here in Ohio, I was able to get about half of the Blood Moon…

Ironic that on this day, which we have been anticipating for a while, there would be a full lunar eclipse of the sort called a Blood Moon.

Since I have nothing to say about the Hugo Nominations, as they don’t occur until 12:00 Pacific Time, here are photos taken early (too early… need coffee…) this morning of the Blood Moon. The set proceeds from no visible eclipse to about midpoint, when it set.

And I will be back at Nomination time to talk about them as it happens. In the meanwhile, feel free to comment, I’ll be hanging around to indulge in idle speculation with you. If you’re looking for reading material or conversation starters on the topic:

Dance a Little Side-step Our own Amanda Green talks about this post, which the writer now claims wasn’t political. Really? Then why did he use a variation of the word eleven times in the body of the post? We did read it, you know, and we do comprehend English.

Brad Torgerson reiterates the importance of voting in the Hugo’s based on honest assessments of the work nominated, not simply voting with the clique.

Speaking of voting, you (yes, you, whoever you are. Doesn’t matter what your chemical make-up, if you read and enjoy SFF, we want YOU) can still vote in the Hugo Award selections. We encourage you to get out and vote. For the price of a trip to the movies (with popcorn, candy and a drink) you can get the big old packet of goodies with plenty of reading material to keep you happy, and you can have a say in the winners. What could be better than that? Click here, scroll a little until you see supporting, and click on that.

Moon

Full Moon

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Just a smudge…

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Enough to give it color

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So pretty

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Just hitting the horizon (the building down the street from me, anyway).

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Pulled back shot so you can see the horizon as it set. The sun was rising behind me.

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  1. Martin L. Shoemaker

    Very good shots! Thank you for being awake so early to take them.

    Side note: I thought the announcements were at noon Eastern.

  2. I caught the last few minutes before totality, then clouds and sunlight got in the way (0645-0710 CDT). Not quite as dramatic as the last one I saw (when I also finally spotted Mercury naked eye, thus ticking the last of the visible planets off my life list. )

    • Bravo! Lots of good reading, I am sure even before seeing the list.

      • Assuming the publishers allow the complete works in the Hugo Packet. Last year Orbit only gave out “extended excerpts” of Neptune’s Children and Ancillary Justice; if you wanted the whole novel, you had to go buy it.

        But most of the shorter works (novella, novelette, short story) were in there, as well as a large portion of stuff from the other categories, so it will probably still be worth it.

  3. When I went to buy the membership, it told me I had bought for Worldcon 2016, not 2015.

  4. Also, if you’ve bought a membership for NEXT YEARS Worldcon (MidAmericaCon in Kansas City), then you also have voting rights for this years Worldcon.

  5. Christopher M. Chupik