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Created 4-Apr-15
Modified 4-Apr-15
Visitors 9
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The current eclipse maxed about 5 a.m. this morning. I had researched last night on the Ephemeris website to see exactly where the full moon would set and when, then planned on driving to the Cosumnes Preserve for some reflection shots before sunrise. I was surprised to see how slowly the eclipse progressed, with earth's shadow slowly moving lower on the moon just before it set. By the time the full moon set, the atmosphere and sunrise helped it fade quickly, but made for some artsy photos.

The beautiful American Avocet was a bonus bird shot. The preserve's western ponds are almost completely dry now, so the shorebirds had limited feeding areas.

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Subcategory:Night Sky
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Keywords:Cosumnes, avocet, eclipse, moon, moonset, preserve, reflection, river, sparrow, sunrise, yellowlegs

April 4, 2014Train Lights - 15 second exposureCosumnes PreserveLesser YellowlegsAmerican AvocetGolden-crowned SparrowThanks for Visiting!