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A few weeks ago, on a night when the mercury was rapidly heading to the ice forming numbers, we were blessed with a partial lunar eclipse. We are a bit too south to see the full effect, but it was still pretty cool. By the time the full moon had reduced itself to a sliver, there wasn’t enough light for my little point and shoot camera, so I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t get that. The eclipse lasted for about an hour, and I have to admit to being thankful when it was over – I was starting to lose feeling in my fingers. But I am thankful for these shots. None of them have been re-touched at all, They are exactly how they came off my camera. (The first has been cropped).