Moon Eclipse 2018

On Friday night the longest Moon eclipse of the century occurred and I took some photos of this event.

I couldn’t see the first part of the eclipse as the Moon was just above the horizon and it wasn’t visible from my location. From the roof of my house I could see the Moon when it was already totally eclipsed. At first it was rather dim as there where some hazy clouds at the horizon but the Moon became more clear as it climbed into the sky.

I used my Nikon D300s with a Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens on a tripod.

Blood Moon and Mars (ISO800, f6.3, 3.0sec, @108mm)

The composite photo below shows the aftermath of the eclipse. Settings were ISO400, f8.0, exposure between 1/80 and 1/160sec, @300mm.

Moon eclipse aftermath composite