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The Super-Blood Moon

On Monday (28.09.15), a rare (blood moon and a super moon! So a super-blood moon?) blood-red eclipse started at 1:10am (BST), which will be the last total lunar eclipse visible from the UK until 2019. The last time a blood moon coincided with a lunar eclipse was in 1982 and the event will not be repeated until 2033!

Just before bed, around 1AM the eclipse started and I decided to try and get a photo of the super bright, super-moon from my bedroom window. I used my Canon T49 Rebel, alongside my longest lens, (which is only  a 200mm) so the moon is a teeny tiny! Apart from that, the shots came out alright I think.



Before I went to sleep, I was reading about how during the final stages of the eclipse the moon was expected to turn blood red in colour. so I set my alarm for 3am and got a bit of sleep. 
When I my alarm went off it took me a minute or two to realise what the ringing was. When I finally got up, the moon was almost completely eclipsed, I grabbed my camera again and tried to get the shot. Unfortunately now the moon was behind a batch of trees so I had to manoeuvre my camera to try and see it. (Some my blurry attempts are below)

Try as I might I couldn't get a clean shot through the trees or get the moon in focus! Maybe I'll have better luck in 2033...

 It was still great to witness it with my own eyes anyway!

Jog