Blood Moon 2018

I’m sitting here writing this after having got back from shooting the Blood Moon from the beachfront under the Port Noarlunga Jetty. I was out there from 3:30am through to 6am shooting shot after shot with my inadequate 200mm lens, but I still managed to capture these pretty neat shots of the moon.

I had always wanted to create a progression shot, by combining multiple transition shots together to illustrate the different phases of the moon during the eclipse. What made this year’s eclipse particularly special was that the eclipse lasted far longer than usual, making this eclipse one of the longest ever recorded. Also, Mars was also lined up neatly with the Earth, Moon and sun allowing it to also be captured within the same frame. I was on it’s closest rotations to Earth in 15 years.

A print is available of the transition shot in my store.