Lunar Eclipse 27 July 2018

I remember the first time I saw a Lunar Eclipse (or at least the first time I remember seeing one!), it was on my first holiday to the Algarve which was over 30 years ago!

Although we had full visibility tonight, I was concerned that because the Eclipse started before Moon rise which was during dusk, the sky might be too bright for photography. However, I got to the top of nearby ridge and waited…..and waited…..and waited. It was a long time after Moon rise that it had risen in the sky enough to be visible here in the hills. Luckily, the sky had darkened a little too, however, not enough for a single shot. So the shot below is a merge of 2 photos taken with different exposures to ensure the moon is bright enough contrasted against the silhouetted ridge.

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Lunar Eclipse July 2018

Back at the house a little later, just before the Moon was coming out of its eclipse I took this shot in a now dark sky, it’s not great as it was still difficult to expose a fairly dark moon.

Lunar Eclipse 27 July 2018

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