This is a combination of twenty-eight exposures showing an amazing Lunar Eclipse over Winkipop at Bells Beach, Victoria. The images were taken at five-minute intervals between 1930 and 2200 on 8/10/2014. Once again I was lucky with the clouds clearing just in the nick of time after a cloudy day.
This composition gives a wonderful insight into the mechanics of our solar system over such a beautiful iconic foreground. One can see how the moon normally rises quite quickly due to the rotation of the earth, remembering that each moon is only five minutes apart. As the moon moves into earths’ shadow it becomes partially then totally eclipsed. In these final shots the moon is exposed a lot longer to bring out the beautiful blood moon colour from the long wavelength red light refracting around the earth.
The moon’s orbit is tilted 5 degrees to the earth’s rotation. This is why we don’t have a lunar eclipse every full moon, only when everything aligns.
28 varying exposures
Canon 6D. Canon 50mm 1.4. Standard tripod. Shutter release.
Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Lightroom 5. Topaz Denoise.