Kiba Point

Selous Eclipse

17 June 2011

Two nights ago, the KP guests were treated to a rare site while flycamping on the shore of Lake Tagalala--A full lunar eclipse. I stayed up to get a few shots as the earths shadow slid across the moon.

At 9:20, the moon was almost too bright to look at, but the edge of the earth's shadow was just beginning to creep across.

By 10:30, the bush had lost its usual full-moon glow, and the moon had taken on it's half-moon crescent shape.

At 11:30, just before the eclipse was completed, the surface of the moon was thrown into relief. The hint of red from the shadows was supposedly caused by the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano.

A lion roaring completed the experience.

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