Super eclipse o’er the wild ones

28 09 2015

Sundance under the lunar eclipse.

The “super moon” – already in the first phase of its lunar eclipse – rises over Spring Creek Basin’s Sundance.

Hollywood and Shane under the lunar eclipse.

Hollywood and Shane under the lunar eclipse.

Hollywood under the lunar eclipse.

By this time, it was pretty dark, but the eclipse was just getting started.

Super moon, blood moon, harvest moon ... lunar eclipse.The last one of this type occurred in 1982; the next one won't occur until 2033.

What a gorgeous night to watch the lunar eclipse over Spring Creek Basin with the wild ones! Many thanks to Kat and Ginger, who shared it with us!

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14 responses

28 09 2015
pat

Wish I could have been there with you all. Great pictures! It was amazing and won’t happen again for so long. I won’t see it again!

28 09 2015
TJ

You were with us in spirit, dear Pat! πŸ™‚

28 09 2015
Prairie girl

You really got some magnificent images of that, TJ!!
The horses are so perfectly situated, too. Right on!!!! πŸ™‚

28 09 2015
TJ

While scanning that familiar horizon for the first glimpse of the moon, it was simply enough to *be* there with the horses in that transition time between day and night – the sights and sounds of horses peacefully grazing, living as they’re meant to live. You know just what I mean!

28 09 2015
puller9

How fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!

28 09 2015
TJ

In return for all the gifts the horses share with me … πŸ™‚

28 09 2015
saraannon

I am doing a series of blogs on the mystery and history of the wild horse that came to North America,
https://saraannon.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/leaping-like-locusts-2/
which happens to include a bit of archeo-astronomical information. Would you be willing to allow me to use one of these photos as an illustration? With full credit to you of course!
I am especially interested as the Spring Creek Basin Mustangs do show the distinctive ‘spanish hip’ of the first horses to come to this area. which not all mustangs do

28 09 2015
TJ

Sure! I’m intrigued to see where this leads because “Spanish hip” and its ramifications are new to me! Thanks!

28 09 2015
saraannon

Wonderful! As far as ramifications for the mustangs go, I hope that the information on the history of the hip structure, could help insure that the wild horses have a safe place on our public lands. Horses with this particular bone structure are rare as it is only found among animals of Iberian ancestry, and along with DNA markers and local history that information can support the argument that the horses are more than just 20th century escapees, and have been successfully integrated into the ecosystem for centuries.

28 09 2015
Brigitte

Outstanding photos!

28 09 2015
TJ

Thanks! It was amazing to witness … in the perfect place with the perfect horses!

28 09 2015
Lynn and Kathy

Fantastic pictures!! πŸ™‚

28 09 2015
Kellie Day

Beautiful photos TJ! It must have been so peaceful and moving out there!

29 09 2015
Kathryn Wilder

Phenomenal lineup of sun, earth, moon, and mustangs! A most excellent evening. Ginger and I had Chrome and his ladies and babies as the fore-drop of the moon, but we had no camera so no pics, just raw beauty and rich memories. So glad to have your photos!

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