Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse April 14-15 2014

Distance: 238,855 Miles (Average)                                 Camera: Canon DSLR + 400mm Lens
Magnitude: -13 Full Moon, -1 Eclipsed Moon            Mount: Tripod
Size: 2,159.2 Miles Diameter                                            Exposure: 1/1600 Second

I rarely try to image the moon but I could not let this opportunity pass as a full Lunar eclipse viewable in totality does not occur often. The sky was clear at sunset but by 10PM the marine layer was coming up the valley. I went ahead with my plan but was cut short just after midnight, however I was fortunate enough to capture the first half before it clouded over completely.

I don’t know about all of the talk regarding this being a “Blood Moon”. I don’t remember hearing this term during the last lunar eclipse in 2011. I’m sure it is a media creation to drum up viewers.

I used 64 .jpeg images to create the video and added two separate images at the end that show the orange colored fully eclipsed moon.