Ah, looks like they come in cycles. There was a 300 year gap up through 1908. Looks like the total cycle time is 565 years, so we'll have a bunch for a couple centuries, then another lull. I don't know what I read before, but I'm not even sure it actually projected future cycles...I guess I just assumed that it was a rarer event based on the history of Tetrads.
Anyway, here is one of my shots, taken as the moon was entering the umbra:
That's beautiful shot jrista
I have never photograph the moon before. Last night, I gave it a try. Result I got is "indescribable"
Derp. You need to use live view to dial in the exposure, or at least start with a pretty high shutter speed and work your way down to the point where the histogram just separates from the right-hand edge. For a full moon, you can start with 1/500th second, and work down from there. A full moon that is within the umbra, however, might need anywhere from 0.5s to 20s of exposure time...you just kind of have to experiment. It depends on how deeply within the umbra the moon passes (last night the moon passed through one edge of the umbra, missing the dead center, so it did not get as dark as it can...a total eclipse that passes right through the center of the earths umbra can get so dark as to be difficult to even see, like a new moon.)
Also, you have to make CERTAIN you are using Manual (M) mode...you can't really photograph the moon with any automatic modes, as there is simply too much contrast for evaluative metering to choose the right settings. Spot metering mode, metered off the moon itself, might do it, but it's still best to go full manual.
Will use your info on next shooting. Thanks