Super “Blood Moon” Eclipse Was Worth the Wait

On the night of September 27, 2015 we got to witness a spectacular event that won’t happen for another 18 years, the blood moon eclipse.

It was a sight for all—there were multitudes of photos on social media and even video live streams. This astronomical phenomenon consisted of a supermoon, a time when the moon is closest to earth. But better yet, a super full moon that has only occurred 5 times since 1900.

What makes this moon a blood moon, you ask? Rayleigh scattering, a term used to describe light when it scatters off of air molecules. It’s the same thing that gives us a blue sky.

Combine all of these elements and the sight is spectacular. If you didn’t get a chance to witness the moon, well, let’s say October 8, 2033 isn’t that long of a wait.

We found our top 5 Super Moon Images to share with you.

#5 – This photo comes from dombestein from Norway. This was shot with his Canon EOS 500D in 3 photos put together. (1st exp: f / 3.5, 30 sec Shutter, ISO 400, 18 mm at buildings. 2nd exp f/5.6, 2 sec shutter ISO 800, 250 mm at moon. 3rd shot was f/6.7, 1/20 sec, ISO 100, 250 mm at stars. All 3 stacked together, light adjusted to be darker.)

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#4 – This photo came from sharefactory which was a photograph taken thru a telescope. We don’t know where the original photograph came from, but we loved seeing the moon up close.

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#3 – This photo comes from Alvys Solis from Chitre Panama.

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#2 – An amazing photo out of Oregon from Jimmy story of  JStoryImages. The moon is perfectly placed behind Oregon’s Mt. Hood. (This is 3 pictures taken 5 minutes apart using a Canon 6D and a 200mm lens)

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#1 – Our favorite shot came from Mike Mezeul II who spent 5 hours on a rooftop in Dallas. capturing each shot approximately 10 minutes apart to capture the entire transition. You can purchase this amazing image >>HERE<<mike mezeul

 

Main Photo: Brett Thelin

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