The Red Moon

A clear night with the moon its fullest close to midnight provided optimal conditions to photograph the total lunar eclipse. An improvement over other recent eclipses, it’ll be years until the next total lunar eclipse will be visible from Melbourne. With a red colour reminiscent of Mars and an exposure that also captures background stars, it makes for a stunning sight.

A total lunar eclipse on 4 April 2015 resulting in a dramatic red moon. Photographed in Melbourne, Australia. http://polymu.com

A total lunar eclipse on 4 April 2015 resulting in a dramatic red moon. Photographed in Melbourne, Australia.