So much like many people in the world, I spent several hours, last night, staring up at the moon and stars to enjoy the beautiful supermoon lunar eclipse. I tried to post a couple photos to Instagram and Facebook, but the quality was TERRIBLE!!! Their compression algorithm really killed the quality of the photos and did not do any justice for the photos. So that’s where this blog post comes in.
But first, just a little background. According to iflscience.com, “…the Moon will reach its closest point to Earth (known as a supermoon) at the same time as it undergoes an eclipse, the first such alignment since 1982 – and the last until 2033.
During the event, when the Sun will be directly behind us in respect to the Moon, the lunar surface will appear a deep red color. Lunar eclipses are fairly common, with 16 occurring this century already, but only five supermoon eclipses have taken place since 1900.”
So, I’m not much of an astro-photographer. I’ve photographed a couple starry nights here and there while out in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. So I’m familiar with some of the techniques, but I’m by no means an expert. All I really had my was my camera, a long lens and a tripod. I will admit that I did make some mistakes here and there, so may notice some inconsistencies in the photos. But here is a series of photos that I took of the moon, going through its eclipse, from my home in NY.