Total Lunar Eclipse

The lunar eclipse of 28 September was the first for some years to be visible in England under clear skies. I made a sequence of images every ten minutes from 1.50am to 6.00am using my 400mm telephoto lens and then assembled a selection into a photomontage sequence. During totality, the moon was illuminated by sunlight refracted through the earth's atmosphere, turning it a beautiful copper red. The eclipsed moon is, however, only 1/1000th as bright as the directly illuminated full moon, so I adjusted the exposure during the eclipse from 1/250th second at ISO 100 to 1 second at ISO 3200.

F/5.6, 1/250th second to 1 second; ISO 100 to 3200
Accepted: Wrekin 2015

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Total Lunar Eclipse

The lunar eclipse of 28 September was the first for some years to be visible in England under clear skies. I made a sequence of images every ten minutes from 1.50am to 6.00am using my 400mm telephoto lens and then assembled a selection into a photomontage sequence. During totality, the moon was illuminated by sunlight refracted through the earth's atmosphere, turning it a beautiful copper red. The eclipsed moon is, however, only 1/1000th as bright as the directly illuminated full moon, so I adjusted the exposure during the eclipse from 1/250th second at ISO 100 to 1 second at ISO 3200.

F/5.6, 1/250th second to 1 second; ISO 100 to 3200
Accepted: Wrekin 2015

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