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Talys

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Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:03:59 AM »
I managed to get a some photos of the total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon) of January 31, 2018.  It was also very close to Earth (Super Moon), and the second full moon of the month (Blue Moon).  A very rare, and amazingly spectacular event to watch -- especially since the clouds cleared up just for the event!

Who needs sleep?

Did anyone else manage to catch photos of this event?

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Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:03:59 AM »

Talys

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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 09:13:57 AM »
These were taken before totality.  The coolest part when watching the event is when she goes from a white moon, to a red one.

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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 09:40:41 AM »
Here's one of my shots from southern Thailand about an hour ago. Gear - EOS M6, EF 400mm f/5.6L, Gitzo GT2541, Markins Q3. Exposure f/5.6, 1.3s, ISO 1600. Not one of my usual subjects. Hats off to the astro photographers  - it was a lot more difficult than I realised.

Apparently, Buddhist Thais believe this is a bad omen and during the blood moon I heard gun shots which were to warn off evil spirits.

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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 10:14:01 AM »
Awesome photos. I'm surprised the weather cooperated for you.

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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 10:22:54 AM »
The moon was setting into the clouds of an approaching snow storm as the eclipse started.... I got this through the haze.....
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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 10:23:20 AM »
Here in Spokane, it was overcast last night, and supposed to clear up this morning, so I did not setup or get up early.  However, I did check about 6:30 AM and saw that the skies had cleared, and the moon was setting while partially eclipsed.  I grabbed my 5D MK IV and steped out to my front yard and took three shots as the moon set.  It changed to orange for the last shot.  They are randomly cropped and severely.

No time to use a tripod, so it was high ISO, 1/320 shutter speed, and lots of cropping.  The Moon suddenly changed to orange as it set.

They are not very good, if I had known it was going to clear up, I'd have gotten up early and setup for it.










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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 10:48:43 AM »
Here in Spokane, it was overcast last night, and supposed to clear up this morning, so I did not setup or get up early.  However, I did check about 6:30 AM and saw that the skies had cleared, and the moon was setting while partially eclipsed.  I grabbed my 5D MK IV and steped out to my front yard and took three shots as the moon set.  It changed to orange for the last shot.  They are randomly cropped and severely.

No time to use a tripod, so it was high ISO, 1/320 shutter speed, and lots of cropping.  The Moon suddenly changed to orange as it set.

They are not very good, if I had known it was going to clear up, I'd have gotten up early and setup for it.

I love the half-eaten effect!

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 10:48:43 AM »

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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 11:37:36 AM »
I woke up at 6 so go look at the moon but should of been out earlier.

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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 11:51:15 AM »
All posted here, you rock!
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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2018, 12:27:48 PM »
Good for you, those who were lucky enough to get clear-ish skies. Totally cloudy here in St. Louis at 6 AM

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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2018, 12:29:35 PM »
The eclipse was not visible in Europe  >:(   Another time

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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2018, 12:53:12 PM »
Supposedly the moon would be setting here in NC about the time for the eclipse to start, so I didn't bother to get up. Glad to see the shots from farther west.

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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 04:38:46 PM »
Great pictures Talys, Tyroop, Don, Mt. Spokane and timmy_650!

I was pretty excited about shooting this and scouted locations the previous week.  I found a great place on the river that lined up perfectly with the moonset location and had a nice foreground.  Even though the forecast was bad (cloudy) I got up 2 hours early to be at the location half an hour before the expected eclipse start time.  I caught glimpses of the moon through the clouds before the partial eclipse started, but it was totally obscured shortly after that until after moonset.  So - A dry run.  One of many as a landscape photographer.
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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 04:38:46 PM »

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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2018, 06:30:56 PM »
Impressed by the amount of 'blood' captured in all the photos posted here - very nice shots.

I got this much earlier in the night (no eclipse) around 6pm, near Toronto.  I was surprised to resolve some decent detail despite light cloud cover.

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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2018, 06:59:04 PM »
Here is a quicky, hand held 5DSR 400mm II + 2xTC. Top is natural, bottom is overcontrasted and microcontrasted by racking up DxO Photolab, ugh. No red moon in UK I am afraid. Well done Talys to get Red.
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Re: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2018, 06:59:04 PM »