We’re going to get another chance to photograph a lunar eclipse this Sunday evening in North America and South America (or early Monday morning in Europe and Africa).
This eclipse also coincides with the moon’s perigee, meaning that the moon will be at its closest point to the earth during its orbit, and will look bigger than usual. The media is going to make a big deal about this “supermoon,” but the moon will only look seven percent larger than average, a difference that won’t be readily apparent to the naked eye, much less in photographs.
However, every total lunar eclipse is special – a spectacular event to view and photograph. And unlike the last one in April, this one will feature a long total eclipse phase.
My latest blog post gives all the details about where and when you can see the eclipse, the path the moon will take, and how to photograph the eclipse:
I made this photograph on April 14th, 2014, at the Trona Pinnacles in the Mohave Desert. I captured 38 (!) frames of the moon, each ten minutes apart, before, during, and after the eclipse. I also made an exposure for the stars and sky when the moon was fully eclipsed, and made several more exposures while lighting the pinnacles. All these frames were blended together in Photoshop to create the final image.
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Somewhere around '90, using a Vivitar 320 P&S, I fell in love with a shot I took at the Japanese Garden in Austin, TX.. I haunted the pawn shops and amassed an array of various Minolta 35mm SLRs and tons of equipment over a couple of years and became "the camera guy".
I am currently shooting with a Canon A1100IS and a Canon XTi to focus my digital skills and become a more accomplished photographer.
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