After a busy week of assignments, yesterday was the first chance I had to review my photos from Sunday’s Super Blood Wolf Moon. I made a hurried posting on social media Sunday night but did not have time for a careful edit. In fact, I was so distracted, that I almost deleted all these photos.
Conditions in Austin were perfect. I set up my camera and tripod just a few steps from my backdoor, and would go back and forth between my camera and the house. As photographic adventures go, this was convenient.
I started photographing the eclipse at 9:45 pm. At that time, only a small sliver of the moon was in shadow. I continued photographing every 20 minutes, until approximately an hour later when the moon took on a reddish, or “blood color”.
In order to capture the color, I slowed my shutter speed to half a second, which also allowed for a proper exposure of the nearby stars.
You may have heard or read the many comparisons of the name of this phenomenon to that of a 70’s rock band. After seeing this, all I can say is Rock On Super Blood Wolf Moon.