Shooting for the Moon…

Today 21st of January 2019 there was going to be a Lunar eclipse. A Lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. When it reaches its maximum point of eclipse the Moon will turn a wonderful deep rusty red colour, which is where it gets its name of “Blood Moon”.


This is something I hadn’t had the pleasure of capturing before now due to that little thing that hampers so many of our efforts here in the UK, for photography and otherwise. Yes that’s right, I am talking about the weather. Every time that there is some amazing astronomical happening, it always seems to cloud over……..


Well this time was different and I managed to capture some images that I was really pleased with. I captured several images over a two hour period and have also arranged some into a composite image to show some of the stages of the eclipse.

blood moon

I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed taking them……


These images were captured with my Nikon D600 on a tripod with Tamron 150-600mm lens @600mm.

As always please don’t hesitate to ask any questions if you need help with your own photography…

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