Every time we head out the door on one of our journeys I promise myself that I’ll post something at least every other day. Try to keep up with the “daily adventures”. And then I don’t. Heck, I can barely keep awake when I’m looking at images at night. Posting seems impossible. So the days (and places) pass by. I just tell myself that I’ll do it tomorrow. But don’t.
But this image of moonrise on the night of the lunar eclipse really got to me. The moon had just risen and was roughly 50% eclipsed by the earth’s shadow. I saw totality as well, but I like this photograph because the horizon is still visible and the moon was behind some high, wispy clouds. No “blood-red” coloration occurring yet, but by the time that that happened there was nothing to see but moon. Well, you could have used a wide lens, but then the moon gets a bit small. The focal length here is about 300 mm.
Anyway, I like this one even if it is a bit noisy (ISO was 6400, I think).
One other small point: if you want to see an eclipse the way it was meant to be seen there’s no better place than the desert southwest. It actually gets dark at night here! In fact, it’s the one place where there are “official” world dark area designations. If you even just want to see stars at night, this is the place.