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February 1, 2018

Viewed the Lunar Eclipse + Blue Moon + Super Moon last night and it was awesome!

Filed under: My Life — Suramya @ 12:04 PM

As I mentioned in my previous post, yesterday was the Lunar Eclipse + Blue Moon + Super Moon combination that last happened 150 years ago. Initially I wasn’t sure that I would be able to make it home in time to view the eclipse but things worked out in the end and I was able to make it. To make things more fun a few friends who knew that I have a telescope invited themselves over (after asking me ๐Ÿ™‚ ) so we had a mini get together/eclipse watching session up on the roof. The eclipse started being visible in Bangalore at 6:21pm but thanks the building around my place (and the bright lights at Leela Palace) I couldn’t really see the moon till almost 6:45pm. Most of the people arrived at my place by 7 so we went upstairs at 7 and were there till the end of the eclipse at about 8:30pm. A lot of other folks from DD were also there on the roof but we were the only ones with a telescope so got a lot of envious looks ๐Ÿ˜‰

At first it was hard to get the moon in focus during the eclipse as it was very dim but after a few failed attempts we managed to get it in focus which allowed us (Anirudh) to take the pic of the moon through the telescope. (See below)


Full Lunar Eclipse (PC: Anirudh)


Near the end of the total eclipse. (PC: Anirudh)


About half way through the end of the partial eclipse (PC: Anirudh)

The banner at the bottom of the pic was added by Anirudh so even though I personally feel that it is ugly ๐Ÿ™‚ I decided to keep in so that the credit is properly given.


Anirudh checking out the eclipse with Ananya, Josefine and Priyank waiting for their turn at the telescope.

Once the eclipse was over we all went back down to my place to hang out for a bit. Some of the folks had to leave early because of other commitments (and because we had work the next day) but Anirudh, Sharukh, Jani and me were up till almost 1am talking about all sorts of random stuff from Computer security to feminism.


Group pic at my place

Overall it was a fun evening. If I had known for sure that I would make it home for the eclipse I would have asked more friends to come over but since that wasn’t the case I wasn’t able to… But there is always the next time.

This is all for now. Will post more later.

– Suramya

2 Comments »

  1. That’s phone’s watermark which I haven’t disabled. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Comment by Anirudh Bagri — February 1, 2018 @ 2:59 PM

  2. I highly recommend that you disable it, as its really really ugly ๐Ÿ™‚

    – Suramya

    Comment by Suramya — February 1, 2018 @ 3:51 PM

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