Lunar Eclipse | Blood Moon April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014  •  3 Comments

Totality (2:20am) with Mars in the lower right.

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse | As seen from Lindenhurst, Illinois on 4.15.2014
Last night a total lunar eclipse was able to be seen from all of North America. This meant that I sat myself in my driveway for a few hours and watched our universe do its amazing thing. From 12:30am CST until 2:20am CST I popped out of the garage (since you know it was a balmy 20 degrees in northern Illinois last night with snow on the ground) to capture this awesome sight. Unwilling to dig my tragically terrible tripod out of storage, I managed to hand hold my Canon 5D Mark II with my 70-200mm. I can't say that I have a desire to take up astro photography, but this was pretty fun and a highlight for me! I hope you all enjoy what I was able to witness last night while you were all slumbering.
Did you see it too? What did you think?!?!

Full Moon 12:30am CST Full Moon| 4-15-14 12:30am The clouds floating away to reveal the gorgeous full moon. The beginning of the lunar eclipse. Eclipse Phases 1:15am-2:05am just a little sliver. Same sliver, but different exposure so you can see the shadowed area. Canon 5D Mark II F/2.8 1/80 iso 1600 70-200mm The Diamond Ring Effect (Just prior to totality) Last sliver. 2:18am CST Totality 2:20amTotality 2:20am

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Comments

Page(non-registered)
I was up to watch it too! But I was a wimp, and only tried to take pics through my window. I'm impressed that you were able to do this with a 200mm lens. I think that is what I also have, but mine did not turn out near as well...even with a tripod! Great job! It was worth staying awake for! :-)
Becky Archibald(non-registered)
Gorgeous! These pictures are amazing, Katie!!
Craig(non-registered)
Beautiful! Now I wish I would have stayed up
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