total lunar eclipse

blood moon

I joined every other photographer in the world and shot the total lunar eclipse on April 15, 2014. I used my 300mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter to get a nice, tight shot of the moon’s surface.

Astronomers said the United States was in a prime orbital position to view the eclipse on Tuesday morning. The moon’s appearance changed from bright orange to blood red about 3:00am CST. The lunar eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. The United States will not be able to witness a full lunar eclipse in its entirety again until 2019.

However, North America will see four more “blood moons” — known as a tetrad — in the next year. It will make another appearance on October 8, 2014, April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015.

-scott weaver

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