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by on Nov.09, 2022, under Photography



NIKON Z 7 + 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm, 1.3 sec at f/8, ISO 1600

Last night along with perhaps many thousands of others I photographed the total lunar eclipse and the blood moon

In planning a location to go to I knew peak viewing would begin around 9.15PM. This is when the moon would be fully covered by the earth’s shadow. And would last until around 10.40PM. This meant the moon would have about 3 hours after moonrise to rise up into the sky

So I needed a location which had tall structures (buildings) to include in my “foreground” along with the moon which would be quite high in the sky

PhotoPills to the rescue and I decided on using the new Crown Tower at Barangaroo. Shooting from across the water at Darling Island

This shot is from earlier at 9:27PM soon after the earth’s shadow fully eclipsed the moon. Here it’s transitioning from bottom right to top left across the sky. The shot I wanted with the moon at the Crown Towers peak wouldn’t occur till 9:55PM

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