Four Moon images

When I was a lad it used to be called a total eclipse of the Moon. Now the media call it a “super blood wolf moon” in their continued drive towards the lowest common denominator. We need science and we need people who can understand science, not ignoramuses who are proud not to understand science and who think it is just for geeks.

When I was little my dad used to wake me up in the middle of the night (like last night!) to see eclipses like this; I was always interested in astronomy.

The images were taken at about half hour intervals, from indoors through a double glazed window – I didn’t feel up to going out into the cold! The first was 1/500 sec at f/32, the second 1/500 at f/16, the third 1/100 at f/8 and the final one in totality 1/10 sec at f/5.6. All with the zoom at 200mm focal length on a Nikon D3100. The composite image was put together using the Gimp tool in Linux.

One thought on “Total Eclipse of the Moon

  1. I could not agree more. I had never heard of a “wolf moon” . It sounds as if it is based on some superstition!. The media love that sort of stuff. Nice pictures.

    Brian Flynn

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