Saturday, March 03, 2007


Blood moon? No, not September yet

It was a lovely clear night for viewing the lunar eclipse. With the bird-watching binoculars it was possible to see the seas and later the reddish tint to the moon from the light reaching the moon through the earth's filtering atmosphere. Unfortunately my experience with night-time photography isn't up to capturing enough light to show the red - now I think about it, obviously I should have been reducing the shutter speed as the eclipse progressed so that more light reached the sensor. I started with 1/1000 of a second which was great for showing the seas and not ending up with a wash-out white blob but useless as the shadow started reducing the reflected light. Next time I'll try harder!


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