09/27/15 Super Blood Moon Eclipse

Posted: September 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

The skies were so overcast and cloudy that I decided not to head anywhere to shoot the eclipse. A little before 10 PM, I walked out on my back deck just to take a look. I was shocked, it had cleared up and I could even see some stars. So, I dragged out my tripod and my 500mm lens. I had been used to shooting a normal moon, so it took a while to get my settings straight. About 10 minutes in, I was in business. It was pretty cool to watch this transformation. When the eclipse was at it’s peak, the moon was a copper red. The first photo is the actual color, no color enhancements were made. The color red is caused by the Earth’s atmosphere, most sunlight colors are filtered out, but red is the least affected.  It was taken at 10:49 PM. The next Super Moon Eclipse will be in 2033.

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Blood Moon at it’s peak.

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The last stages of the eclipse.

  1. Glenn says:

    Ray, thanks for capturing the moment! Outstanding!

  2. Ken Curtis says:

    Excellent. You were very lucky that skies cleared. It’s a good memory too.

  3. marionz costa says:

    I saw your 2nd image. When did the moon turn the full blood red color? I saw the eclipse overhead (smaller than expected) driving in my senior condo village of Shadow Lake in So. Middletown last nite around 11:00 pm. First I saw the stars, then the somewhat small moon overhead just like your 2nd photo. As always, beautiful!!! marion costa

    Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:41:56 +0000 To: marionzcosta@hotmail.com

  4. Thomas Lyons says:

    Great shots Ray !!

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