Cloudy Blood Moon

I wasn’t expecting to see much of the eclipse, given the cloudy evening, and during the previous lunar eclipse a little haze and the bright sky prevented much from being seen until far too late. So while these shots are a little hazy, they still turned out relatively well.

Usually the moon is very bright, making it almost impossible to expose for the moon and the stars in the same shot. Thanks to the earth blocking most of the Sun’s light getting to the moon (like a giant red neutral density filter) a lunar eclipse is a rare opportunity to photograph the moon and stars in the one shot.

Lunar eclipse on 8 October 2014 observed from Melbourne, Australia. http://polymu.com/

Lunar eclipse on 8 October 2014 observed from Melbourne, Australia.