2017 and the beginning of 2018 have brought some really special sky events to the Western North Carolina area with both a full solar eclipse and the super-blue moon lunar eclipse of January 2018. Weather around these parts is so wet and rainy that it's been typical to have rain clouds at least 50% of the time and unfortunately we have some clouds roll in for the solar eclipse last fall.
We were in the path of totality for the solar eclipse and it was really remarkable to view in person (with the right proactive eyewear of course). Sadly, the clouds rolled in right during the totality event and I had to make due with shooting photos through the clouds and didn't quite get that money shot of a total eclipse. The shot above turned out quite nice though and was still an amazing event to witness. And, I didn't ruin any cameras in the process!
However, for the epic partial eclipse super blue moon we had some really break clouds and skies that morning. I spent the sunrise over at my neighbor's porch which has to be one of the best views of the Blue Ridge mountains anywhere. The moon set right over the mountains while getting partially obstructed by the earth during a really spectacular sunrise sky.