Monday, 28 September 2015

Lunar Eclipse Photos

I set my alarm for 2am this morning so as not to miss the great combined Supermoon Lunar Eclipse that won't happen again for 18 more years. I set up the tripod in the backyard and mounted the camera with a small zoom lens. I tried to stay quiet so I wouldn't attract the dog's attention. By 3am things looked promising; a small shadow appeared on the right side of the moon. I started some laundry while I waited and even did some dishes between shots. At 4:15 when the moon was eclipsed, I changed some settings on the camera, and with the longer exposure time captured the red colour better.

I mashed the photos together in the approximate path the moon took this morning. (click to enlarge)

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