Tag: moon

September 27

The Great Basin bristlecone pine, which grows between 9,800 and 11,000 feet above sea level, is a long-living species of tree found in the White Mountains of the Inyo National Forest in California. One member of this species, at over 5,000 years old, is the oldest known living organism on Earth. I had long wanted to capture these trees under a clear night sky, and on a recent trip to the eastern Sierra, we took the long trip from where we were camping at Lundy Lake to this remote area east of Bishop, approximately 70 miles away. Read the Post The Incredible Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

April 7

In the early morning hours of April 4th, 2015, the west coast had a front row seat to an unusually quick lunar eclipse on Easter weekend. Lunar eclipses occur when the full moon, opposite the sun, enters into the earth’s shadow. This particular eclipse was only 3 ½ hours long, but the total eclipse lasted only 5 minutes. Read the Post Improvising a Lunar Eclipse Sequence