Spectacular Midnight Sphere. An image of the Super Moon, January 21, 2019--or I've heard it referred to as the Blood or Wolf Moon. It was really touch-and-go with capturing this phase of the lunar eclipse. I began with setting up my camera and tripod around 10:15 pm at my home in Virginia. Our weather station out front was reporting a temperature of 6 degrees and with the wind chill, it was so cold that I had to pull my running car beside the tripod so I could escape to the cabin for a little heat from time-to-time! I was able to set up the camera for the nighttime show; however, I had one major obstacle besides the bone-chilling cold--the clouds were blowing in fast and it's like they were in line to block this beautiful sight! So, we began the dance: cloud cover, then haze, perhaps a moment of clarity, then more clouds! I couldn't believe how fast the clouds were traveling across the night sky. It was somewhat enchanting--and so with all of the images I took, I really liked this one--as it catches a nice moment, freezing the haze and clouds, and reflecting the orange-red glow from the moon. I think it is somewhat magical with the bright sliver on the upper left side of the moon! I love how this is a nighttime sky scene--rather than having just the moon as the main subject, I included the dreamy clouds, and you can even see some of the brightly-shining stars!
January 21st, 2019
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