Blood on the Moon

We pretty much had a full lunar eclipse tonight with clear skies.  Of course my Nikon with the tripod and the 300mm lens had to have a dead batter, so I used the Canon Sx260 I had such good luck with at concerts.  The results are grainy but pretty good for a pocket camera.  This is about 5 minutes after the peak.  No tripod, just sitting on top of my trash can in the driveway.

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Here it was a bit before the peak

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Modern pocket cameras use some sort of multi-shot HDR process to take low light photos.  My Sony RX100-III does even better at night but does not have the zoom to do justice to the moon.  It s a better camera, and I still intend to share pictures from my trip to Europe but just have not gotten around to it, but here is what the Sony saw:

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Sort of apropos to this blog, the local coyotes went absolutely apesh*t right at the peak of the eclipse.  Howling from every direction.

 

 

 

  • mikehaseler

    Got woke up at 4am ... great to see your photos.

  • Mercury

    "Sort of apropos to this blog, the local coyotes went absolutely apesh*t right at the peak of the eclipse. Howling from every direction."
    Now that is cool.

  • james

    Nice pictures.
    Interestingly, yours show the last light at about four o'clock (moon seen as a dial)
    Here the occlusion started at about 11 o'clock (dial, not time) and last lit part of the moon was at 6 o'clock.
    First relit part of the moon was at about 9 o'clock.
    So some odd relative movements of the three celestial bodies that make the transit of the shadow curved.