Partial Blood Moon

Despite beautiful clear skies right up to the day of the Total Lunar Eclipse, a change brought terrible rain and clouds for most of Wednesday. Patchy clear skies gave hope at around 6pm, but it was short-lived.

I was only able to grab this one shot, during the partial phase through a sucker hole in the clouds. However I’m actually really happy with this shot 🙂 The clouds framed the Moon beautifully, with the bright Moon lighting up the structure of the clouds.

Partial Blood Moon

Partial Blood Moon

Shot with a Canon 6D, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, f/5.6, ISO6400, 1/13s exposure.

What I thought was kind of freaky and coincidental, is that this shot reminds me of my Total Solar Eclipse diamond ring shot capturing in Cairns in late 2012. Similar framing with clouds. 🙂

I was setup in the backyard hoping for the best, but it wasn’t to be. It was a bit of luck of the draw. Others around the Sydney area managed to get some larger sucker holes during Totality, but for me the clouds socked right in and had no chance.

Camera and Lens setup on the Polarie

Camera and Lens setup on the Polarie

Nevermind – that’s the hobby we choose! 🙂 There’s always next time.

Thanks for looking.

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