Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Total Lunar Eclipse on Winter Solstice

2:34 a.m.


3:09 a.m.


Before last night it happened 372 years ago, a total lunar eclipse on the winter solstice, so I woke up in the middle of the night to take photos of this rare event.

When a lunar eclipse begins, as seen in the first photo, the moon darkens and is gray. Then the earth directly blocks the sunlight from reaching the moon, casting an orange and reddish glow as seen on the moon in the second photo. The entire eclipse lasts over an hour. Gloves and a tripod are recommended.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

¡Viva Rentería!



I thank the Mayor Alejandro Char, Governor Eduardo Verano and especially the great sports fans for their intention to organize a tribute to my arrival in Barranquilla, but I feel that at this moment there are more important things in my homeland, to address the suffering of many families, that due to severe winter storms, have been left homeless and without food.

~ Edgar Renteria in a statement sent to the Governor of the Atlantic

Quiero agradecer al Alcalde Alejandro Char, al Gobernador Eduardo Verano y sobre todo a la gran afición deportiva por su intención de organizar un homenaje a mi llegada a Barranquilla, pero siento que en este momento hay cosas más importantes en mi tierra natal, como es atender el sufrimiento de muchas familias, que debido al fuerte invierno que nos azota, han quedado sin hogar y sin comida.

~ Édgar Rentería en un comunicado que envió a la Gobernación del Atlántico