Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lunar Eclipse "Blood Moon", 10/08/14

In the wee hours of Wednesday morning our planet's shadow cast a shade on the full moon, a rare-ish event. It is called the "Blood Moon" due to the occurrence of an eerie reddish pall on the moon, which is caused by atmospherics. The event began in the 01:00 hour and peaked locally, with the moon just a dark shadow of itself, by 04:15. Quite a sight. 

These photos were shot on a Sony NE-X F3 using a telephoto lens and the camera's integral digital zoom.

1 comment:

  1. Really nice! I enlarged it also. When I looked up that night, all I saw was fog.