Atlas 5 booster with Centaur upper stage loaded with a couple of satellites, ready to launch. This view from inside the BDA (Blast Damage Area) after launch was scrubbed for technical reasons.
Atlas 5 ready to go. Taken from the edge of the BDA (Blast Damage Area). The blue light is the road block defining the BDA. Unfortunately, this launch was scrubbed due to a faulty telemetry transponder (one of nine redundant units). Bummer!
Atlas 5 ready to go. The four towers are for lightning protection (an unfortunate necessity on this night). The large building is home. They ended up rolling the rocket back into the building for Tropical Storm Isaac.
Atlas 5 as seen from across the lagoon. This is the closest over water view outside the BDA. Unfortunately, the wind was blowing this night, so no opportunity for a good reflection shot.
This is what scrubbed the launch the second night. Double bummer!
Full moon rise over the Atlantic. 11/07/2014
Full moon from Los Alamos, NM 12/24/2015. A rare Christmas Eve full moon. The high (7500') cold (25) clear night offered an exceptionally undistorted view of the moon.
SpaceX Falcon-9 launch from Canaveral AFB, seen from Crescent Beach. 1:36AM 8/14/2016. Just a little later, you could see the booster fire as it landed on a barge 200 miles east of the cape.
Moonrise over a windfarm outside of Vernan Texas. January 1, 2018.
Lunar Eclipse 01/20/2019. Peak umbra.
Lunar Eclipse 01/20/2019. Just before entering the full umbra.
Lunar Eclipse 01/20/2019.
Lunar Eclipse 01/20/2019. Just entering Penumbral shadow.
Lunar Eclipse 01/20/2019. Peak umbra