Monday, September 28, 2015

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

Last night I, of course, had to document the super-moon lunar eclipse.  A super-moon occurs when the moon is the closest to the earth.  This makes the moon appear 14 percent larger in the night sky.  An eclipse happens when the earth moves between the sun and the moon and blocks the sun's rays from reflecting off the moon.  The last time that both events occurred on the same night was 33 years ago.  The next time it happens is in 2033.

I decided to capture the event from Sable Lake.  First I parked at Sable Lake and climbed into the dunes.  However, the angle of the moon did not allow me to capture any moon reflections off the lake, so I drove to the overlook and set up my tripod. 

The full moon just prior to the start of the eclipse....

The eclipse....




1 comment:

  1. Karen, thanks so much for taking the good pictures and posting for us to see. I was on the bay bank for awhile but too many cars coming and going so went home and sat in the corner of my deck and had a wonderful view.:) Blessings, Virginia