2015 Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse

Anybody who knows me knows that I’m a pretty big nerd — it’s okay, I came to terms with it long ago and learned that it was way easier to embrace my nerdiness rather than try to hide it.  My husband and I were pretty excited about tonight’s supermoon total lunar eclipse.  We spent a good portion of the night in the alley behind our house…sitting in lawn chairs and observing (and photographing) the eclipse.

This is the first photograph that I took of the eclipse.  I took it with my 18-250mm lens and then quickly remembered that I own a 50-500mm lens, which I promptly switched to.

8:15 PM

The photographs that I took with my 50-500mm lens are much more zoomed-in.  I struggled to get decent photos as the eclipse progressed but wanted to include them in this post anyways in an attempt to show a decent progression of the eclipse.

8:28 PM

8:38 PM

8:58 PM

9:04 PM

9:42 PM

9:50 PM

10:30 PM

I used my camera’s built-in HDR feature in an attempt to capture both the light and dark side of the moon.  It’s not perfect, but you can definitely see both portions of the moon.

10:53 PM

Here’s another HDR using my camera’s built-in HDR feature.

11:12 PM

And one final shot of the eclipse as it ended — this time without using the HDR option.

11:14 PM

I had a bit of time during the beginning to try to take an artsy photo of the eclipse with the semi-creepy dead tree near our house in the foreground.  I think it turned out pretty neat.

Dead Tree + Lunar Eclipse; 8:34 PM

Events like this are great reminders of the awesomeness of God.

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.” Genesis 1:14

Lunar Eclipse Blog Post

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