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A Lunar Eclipse in Arizona

Sometimes the perfect photo opportunity comes your way. In this instance, if was a 2015 lunar eclipse back when I was living in Tucson, Arizona. A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting its shadow on the moon. Photographing the moon, however, can be a bit tricky. While it too rises in the east, the time of the moonrise, and the moon’s position in the night sky, can vary.

I’ve witnessed a number of lunar eclipses in my lifetime. However, most occurred late at night, when the moon was high in the sky. In September, 2015, I got lucky. I was in the right place at the right time. The eclipse began early in the evening, right after sundown, as the moon was starting to rise, making it appear much larger. To see more of my photography, please visit my other website at


Gayle Martin


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