Happy New Year in form of a Super Blood Wolf Moon

January 21, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Happy New Year.

I've not been so active with the cameras lately, and because last night was a "school night", had opted not to stay up to try and photograph the eclipse.  My body had other ideas and as I woke spontaneously at 4.25am, an inner voice told me that we had a special astronomical event occurring.  Well of course I had to obey and by sheer good fortune, one of Nature's loveliest spectacles was right there outside my sitting room window.

Super Blood Wolf Moon - January 2019Super Blood Wolf Moon - January 2019Just before full totality.

Being unprepared, my tripod was in the car, so there's a little camera shake as I shot firstly at 1/5", then at 0.5".  The 400mm lens didn't give me as good results as these two here, one taken just before totality and one during full totality with the 28-300mm lens (both completely unedited).  Had I realised it would have taken so long to come out the other side, I might have gone to get the tripod.  As it was, a rather frozen person went back to bed about an hour later before totality had finished, but it was definitely worth the effort.

Super Blood Wolf Moon - January 2019Super Blood Wolf Moon - January 2019During full totality.

With such a magnificent start to the year, I hope it continues in like vein for everyone reading this.


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