Super Blue Blood Moon 1.31.2018

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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.

Super Blue Blood Moon 1.31.2018

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|

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Top 10 Images in 2015

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I had a lovely Christmas Holiday, and I hope those of you that celebrate it did too.

During the quiet times here at home I looked back through this years images, and looked at the stats of images I’ve posted here, and/or on flickr.  I had some good trips, hung out with amazing people, and had the opportunity to see many beautiful places, and things.  I feel truly blessed!

Drum roll! These are the Top 10 images of 2015 that received the most views on flickr.

1) Pacific Snapper

P52 10 of 52  Pacific Red Snapper in Lemon, Butter, Wine Sauce

2) Running in Rain PuddlesRunning in Puddles

3) On the VergeMonochrome Madness 2 15 of 52 On the Verge of Blossoming

4) Gung Hay Fat Choy! Plus a new Conjunction Venus, Mars, and the Moon

Gung hay fat choy!

5)  Caramel Macaroons

P52 3/52 Caramel Macarons

6) Waning Crescent Moon over Vasona Lake

Waning Crescent Moon with Saturn over Vason Lake Los Gatos CA

7) Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Spencer

Golden Gate Bridge after Dark from Battery Spenser

8) Lunar Totality over the Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, CA

Totality-Lunar Eclipse over The Palace of Fine Arts San Francisc

9) Dawn Vasona Lake ParkDawn Vasona Lake Park Los Gatos CA

10) Moth Orchid

Moth Orchid

 

It’s interesting to see which images received the most views verses my personal favorites. I’m planning to post those soon. I have a hard time whittling those down to just 10! 🙂

I wish you all a great week!

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P52 40/52 Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse

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The Blood Moon at Maximum Eclipse over the Wreck of Point Reyes, Inverness, CA. USA.

Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse

Single Exposure slightly cropped| Nikon Df| AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| Tripod| CS6

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Totality-Lunar Eclipse October 8, 2014

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Totality Lunar Eclipse October 8, 2014

Plus two stars!  Slightly cropped in.

Nikon D700| AF-S Nikkor 300mm f4 + 14eII= 420mm| Lexar Professional Digital film

I’m off to look for Fall Color in the Eastern Sierras so, it will be quiet here for several days. Be well, and safe everyone!

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