Waterton National Park
Oil City is Waterton's first National Historic Site. This was the first producing oil well in Alberta and it became known as "Oil City", with rigs, a bunkhouse and dining hall, cabins and even the beginnings of a small hotel. Plans were made for a complete town site as well as delivery of the continuous flow of black gold. Neither happened as the exploration crew hit bad luck and production was significantly less than expected.
Recorded on April 15th, this total lunar eclipse sequence looks south down icy Waterton Lake from the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, planet Earth. The most distant horizon includes peaks in Glacier National Park, USA. An exposure every 10 minutes captured the Moon's position and eclipse phase, as it arced, left to right, above the rugged skyline and Waterton town lights. In fact, the sequence effectively measures the roughly 80 minute duration of the total phase of the eclipse.
Deep Enlightenment I'm back from my three week trip to the Rocky Mountains near the US-Canadian border. In short it was a great experience. We visited Waterton Lake N.P., Glacier N.P. in Montana and many more great places. Here a sunrise with a few minutes of incredible light at Lower Kananaskis Lake. More photos from Christof Simon