So if, like me, you missed last night’s Super, Blue, Whatever Else Total Lunar Eclipse (in my case in part because where I am it wouldn’t have been total anyway), maybe this won’t be a super big deal.  But if you saw it, and tried to take pictures and if, like me, have a totally inappropriate camera, pause for a moment and review last summer’s solar eclipse post, “The Crummiest Solar Eclipse Picture of the Year” (August 22 2017).  Look for the second picture posted, the one with the buses, and observe the lenses on the cameras the two “professionals” were setting up.  The ones that presumably got good pictures.
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And now, a day too late for last night’s photo bugs, but maybe next time, a possible reason why discovered today via POPSCI.COM, “How to Take a Picture of the Moon that Doesn’t Look Like a Tiny, White Blob” by Stan Horaczek (who also took the lunar picture shown just above).  Curious?  Press here.
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So maybe next time, it might work for the sun too?