Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lunar Eclipse: KJRH viewer pics from December 21, 2010

NOTE: Click on all these pictures for larger, higher resolution images. The moon looks cool!

(ABOVE: Wow, just wow! Click on the picture for the high resolution details. Gerald Miller from Muskogee generously shared this picture of the moon during the lunar eclipse.)

My wife and I woke up at 2am on December 21 to view the lunar eclipse from our front yard. Looking straight up, the moon appeared as an orange dot nearly overhead. This was the first lunar eclipse on the Winter solstice in 456 years! A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth is perfectly aligned between the sun and the moon causing Earth to cast a shadow on the moon.

These pictures from KJRH viewers are what you missed if you slept.

(ABOVE: The beautiful mosaic was compiled by Mr. Miller. He took pictures every 10 minutes from 11:34pm to 4:01am)

(BELOW: Lonnie Iannazzo shows the stages of the eclipse. The orange tint on the moon is thought to be from the reflection of the sun's rays off of Earth.)

(BELOW: The full moon returned to "normal" as shown in this beautiful picture from Alison Stone of Bixby.)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November Images

Enjoy these pictures from our viewers and KJRH from November 2010. Enjoy!

The Sandhill Cranes against the November 9 sunset at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in north central Oklahoma.

Paul Orosco grabbed his camera after hearing of a bald eagle enjoying a fall morning near Okmulgee.

The Sutton kids think that the background tree looks like a turkey! (or maybe a squirrel?) Credit the 2007 ice storm for the tree's unusual shape.

The Smith family says that their 6 year old Wesley the Bullmastiff patiently enjoys the Fall weather.

Virginia Craig from Jay took this picture of the pelicans at Grand Lake. The water ripples add a nice effect.

From KJRH. Safaris Sanctuary in Broken Arrow brought a joey for the 11am Midday news! Julie Chin and I pet the baby kangaroo.

That's me driving StormChaser 2 in the Claremore Veterans Day parade.

This was fun! The school children literally line the streets of downtown Claremore to honor Veterans Day.

Deana Silk, my KJRH 2NEWS Weekend Morning co-anchor is popular with the kids!