With John’s reminder and his handy link to the specific times of the Blood Moon’s appearance, I was up in the wee hours of the morning with my tripod and my camera to capture this beautiful happening.
The photos of the moon were taken at 2:53 am, 3:03 am, and 3:22 am with my camera settings at 1/4th, f/4.5, ISO 1250. Because of the darkness of the Blood Moon, I had my camera mounted on my tripod and set on a two second timer. It’s good to remember that because neither the world nor the moon and stars are ever standing absolutely still (and I don’t own a computerized/motorized tracking mount for my camera), my shutter speed can’t get too long otherwise the moon will end up a blur! Unless, of course, I am shooting star trails, which is also fun.
Anyway, it was a great chilly morning!
By the way, if you are wanting to fill the whole image frame with the moon, you will need a lens combination longer than 1,500mm! (And quite a chunk of money!!!) I took these pictures with my 200mm lens and then cropped and fused the images together.
I hope you all have a glorious Easter celebrating our risen Lord and Savior!