Lunar Eclipse

A propos of nothing in particular, and with minimal commentary, a couple of pictures of last night’s lunar eclipse (rollover either picture for annotation or click for a larger version):

While the moon was lovely, the proximity of the eclipsed moon, Mars (upper right) and a bright blue star (Spica, I think) was magnificent. I don’t have the greatest camera in the world, but I am reasonably pleased with the above shot.

A tighter shot of the moon and Spica (?). If anyone can confirm for me that the star in the picture is Spica, I would be grateful—Google was only so helpful.

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