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I didn’t venture further than my front yard to photograph the Super Blue Blood Moon on Wednesday morning because I didn’t have enough time to get anywhere with a good foreground and be back in time to be here for #1 Grandson.
The Eclipse was already underway when I started photographing it. Here’s how I saw it at Totality.
This Moon was special because it was a combination of 3 Lunar occurrences at the same time. It was a “Super Moon”, a moon that is full while at its closest orbit to Earth, with a “blood moon”, so called for the reddish color that it gets as the sunbeams peek around the edges of the Earth, and shine on it, and a “Blue Moon”, because this was the second full moon to occur in a calendar month.
The last time a Total Lunar Eclipse coincided with a “Blue Moon” in the United States was in 1866. Having all three line up together is really rare!
Nikon D810| Nikkor 200-500mm @500mm|
more to come…