Blood moon

I managed to grab some pictures this morning around maximum eclipse. Since this was partial eclipse, a tiny sliver of the moon is still getting almost full sunlight. The rest is only illuminated by “Earth shine” which is sunlight that is filtered by the Earth’s atmosphere. The different in brightness means that exposures will be greatly over or under exposed. It was cold (about 28 degrees) and in my groggy state I fat fingered some of the capture settings so did not get as good of a focus as I wanted. The cold front was also blowing in unstable air which made the image swim in the viewer. The best view however, was with the naked eye near maximum where you could see the blood red moon surrounded by stars and the humongous Orion constellation. I will post more images as I have time to clean up the exposures.

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