Total Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon Sydney 26may2021 By Kaye Menner
Photograph - Photography, Long Exposure, Night Photography
My photography of the Total lunar eclipse, blood moon / supermoon visible from Sydney, NSW, Australia on 26th May 2021. ** The moon rose in the East (bottom right corner) and proceeded in a westerly direction.
I spent a lot of hours on the evening of 26th May photographing the various phases of the earth's shadow moving slowly creating the eclipse effect on the moon. Amazing to see but not so easy to photograph!
The moon, being a super moon was slightly larger than normal (I think around 7% due to its proximity to earth), but once higher in the sky it looked more like normal size.
I did not get great images of the "red" of the blood moon as the red was very dark, but I managed to capture one before the light started to come back.
I took numerous photos and added these photos as a collage in Photoshop to try to show the full view of this total eclipse as I viewed it at Carlingford in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
A lot of work both photographing and making a collage, but well worth it.
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A total lunar eclipse occurred on 26 May 2021. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned (in syzygy) with Earth between the other two, which can only happen at a full moon. The eclipsed moon appeared as a faint red disk in the sky due to a small amount of light being refracted through the earth's atmosphere; this appearance gives a lunar eclipse its nickname of a Blood Moon.
It was the first total lunar eclipse since the January 2019 lunar eclipse, and the first in a series of an almost tetrad (with four consecutive total or deep partial lunar eclipses). The next total eclipse will occur in May 2022. The event took place near to lunar perigee; as a result, this supermoon was referred to in US media coverage as a "super flower blood moon", and elsewhere as a "super blood moon".
It will be followed in two weeks by an annular solar eclipse on 10 June 2021 over the northern polar regions of Earth.
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