Blankenship Moon

Bob Blankenship got up at 2:30 in the morning, bundled up against the cold and made this beautiful photo of last week's lunar eclipse.

Noted Guntersville photographer Bob Blankenship got a beautiful photo of the moon during the lunar eclipse early last Friday morning. 

He said he debated whether to pursue it since he needed to get up at 2:30 in the morning to make it happening. 

"With the warm weather we had been having, I decided to give it a try," Bob said. "The alarm went off that morning and the outside temperature had dropped to a chilly 37° but I got up anyway and put on my 'Cousin Eddie' hat, a heavy coat and wrapped myself in a blanket opened the door and I headed out onto the deck.

"It was cold and had trouble with the camera's auto focus system not wanting to focus on the moon so I switched to manual focus and was able to get this one."

The resulting image is what you see here.

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