Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse 01/20/2019

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse 01/20/2019

Finally, the clouds cleared just after totality and I got my shot of a lifetime at about 12;30 AM. It was windy, cold (yes, cold for this Florida boy), and cloudy. The moon would come into view briefly as the clouds scudded across the sky – but not long enough for me to get set up and shoot. Once the sky cleared I was able to set up and get my shot, but by then, the moon was so dim because of the eclipse, I had to open up the settings considerable.

The shot was made with my Olympus  E-m1 markii, 300mm f4 + MC-14 which equals 840mm full-frame equivalent 

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Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Soooo beautiful. Wish I’d stayed up to see the clouds move on and show us this great orange ball.

    1. Thanks. I almost gave up. Glad I didn’t

  2. Beautiful shot. Well timed.

    1. Thank you so much. Well worth the wait.

  3. The rainy season didn’t allow a glimpse of the eclipse where I live in Ecuador, but I stayed up and painted – and peered outside about once every hour… It was really interesting when everything was totally dark, though I knew that that moon was beyond the clouds yet hiding in our own shadow — somewhere! So glad to see your midnight-thirty image – just gorgeous!

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