Super Wolf Blood Moon Eclipse on January 20

On Sunday the 20th of January there was Super Wolf Blood Moon Eclipse.  It started at 22:30 EST and was over by 23:45 EST.  I lucky enough to stay up and capture the event in the bitter cool air.  It rain on Sunday in North Carolina and I didn’t think the sky would be clear enough to see it, but that cold arctic air came in.  In my driveway, I had setup my camera (Nikon D7100) on a tripod along with my telescope.  The event was spectacular.

On the 18th of January, I went to one of my favorite spots in Bridgeton to capture the sunset and moonrise to practice taking pictures.  The Moon was 90% Waxing Gibbous (rising).  I practice taking sequence shoots at 30 seconds apart.

On Sunday evening at 20:00 and sky cleared up and was able to capture a moonrise from my driveway.

Full Moon at 100%
Shutter Speed:1/200
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Taken at: 20:13:10

Around 22:30, I setup my equipment to capture the event.  My Nikon D7100 camera with the Nikon Nikkon DX AF-S 55-300mm 4.5-5.6 GED len and tripod. I tied to capture it during different stages.  I also tried to do some multi-exposure shoots in one frame (using 30 seconds between shoots).  Unfornaturely , the Nikon D7100 only let you to 3 pictures in sequence and with 30 seconds between frames.

At midnight, I saw the Blood Moon.  I happens when a reddish tint shines on the Moon refracting the Earth’s atmosphere.  It is called a SuperMoon, because the Moon is at the closest proximity to the Earth.

Blood Moon at 00:06:39
Shutter Speed: 1.0 seconds
Aperture: 8
ISO: 3200

Blood Moon at 00:06:39
Shutter Speed: 1/2
Aperture: 8
ISO: 3200

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