Sunday, January 20, 2019

Camera Fun With Lunar Eclipse

I found a great website that gave me exact instructions on how to use my camera to shoot a lunar eclipse in 2014. You can see the eclipse pictures I got then at this link.  (There were three posts that night and there are links to the other two there.)

But that link (to how to shoot an eclipse with a Canon rebel) doesn't work any more.  I learned a bit more tonight about my camera, but not enough.  And my little tripod just isn't steady enough.  But here are some shots.

Sometimes not being able to keep the camera completely still offers more surreal pictures.

Here's the blood red moon in complete shadow.

I did a much better job in 2014 and recommend looking back there.


  1. Thanks for this -- it was overcast in Ottawa so we didn't see a thing of it. BTW, that peanut-shaped image looked just like the planet "they" found recently that showed out planets form in "chain aggregates" (There is name for this, not sure that's it.

  2. I believe Ms Carlson is referring to Ultima Thule- looks like a peanut just a measly billion miles beyond Pluto.

    Thanks for the eclipse photos. We had clouds and snow flurries in NW iowa last night. I missed it totally.

  3. I wasn't sure I should post them since they weren't that good, so it's good to know people appreciated them anyway. We're in the Seattle area now and it was rather good luck that yesterday the clouds cleared, though the moon disappeared and reappeared a couple of times during the eclipse.

  4. Did you catch the meteorite hitting the m9oon during the eclipse? I have seen some pics. All there is is a flash of light the size of a pinhead.


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