It wasn’t enough that this lunar eclipse would occur with a Super Moon….for us, it would occur with Old Faithful, too!
We planned for days.
Almost all the plans went out the window last night, however, because of crowds (you’d thought the Pope was visiting!), wind, clouds….and the moon during eclipse is a much different exposure than any other moon!
And Old Faithful blew its top very near the full eclipse! You’ll notice the stars are slightly oblong….streaked because the exposure of 8 seconds was too long for the lens I was using. Everything’s a compromise….
The artifacts with the stars are a puzzlement to me. The exposure was 1 second…fast enough to keep the close moon sharp with this lens, so shouldn’t affect the distant stars.
Ahhhhh, but the real surprise for the evening was the magical change to the sky when this bright Super Moon briefly went dim.