Dark Side of the Moon

Not Pink Floyd’s famous album (which is one of my all-time favorites), but from Sunday night’s “Super Moon” lunar eclipse. Here are some images I captured of this pretty rare event, from my rural front yard. Here are images that cover the entire eclipse sequence:

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

An interesting night! I had been planning on shooting the eclipse on a prairie hillside, with free-ranging bison on the prairie, but I learned that the bison have been temporarily corralled, so that a veterinarian could inspect the entire herd. Poor timing! But the eclipse was still fascinating to watch :o)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 500mm, f/4 IS lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod, with Wemberly gimball head
  • ISO 1600 (all photos)
  • Aperture f/8 (all photos)
  • Shutter 1/1250 sec. (the images with plenty of light) to 1 sec. (when the eclipse was nearly complete)

 

 

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Posted in 2015, Astrophotography, Blog, Nature Photography
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