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Re: Equinox
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2015, 01:57:16 pm »
It has gone awfully quiet round here hasn't it.

I'm ignoring the quiet and hoping it is just an aberration.
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Re: Equinox
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2015, 05:30:46 am »
Supermoon and lunar eclipse at 2am on Monday 28th Sept (UK anyway)
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Re: Equinox
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2015, 10:44:46 am »
Unfortunately, the eclipse/moonrise is too early in the evening when there is still light and in the east (no line of sight from where I am)  :'( I have a friend who has headed into the mountains, away from city lights, to see it, but he is into the experience and won't be photographing it.

I may be able to get the supermoon at moonset though if the fog doesn't roll in.
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Re: Equinox
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2015, 09:45:18 am »
Gatecon, Selki, Spikey -- wow, I'm still ooohing and aaahing as I type this and keep scrolling back to take a peak at your wonderful photos. Each of you captured the moment perfectly.

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Re: Equinox
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2015, 01:02:33 pm »
Gatecon, Selki, Spikey -- wow, I'm still ooohing and aaahing as I type this and keep scrolling back to take a peak at your wonderful photos. Each of you captured the moment perfectly.

The best part is seeing you pop up here!
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Re: Equinox
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2015, 01:16:57 pm »
Unfortunately, the eclipse/moonrise is too early in the evening when there is still light and in the east (no line of sight from where I am)  :'( I have a friend who has headed into the mountains, away from city lights, to see it, but he is into the experience and won't be photographing it.

I may be able to get the supermoon at moonset though if the fog doesn't roll in.
Yeah, I wasn't able to get any good looks at the moon with the urban landscape in the way.  By the time I remembered to look outside again, the main part of the show had already passed.

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Re: Equinox
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2015, 02:40:20 pm »
With me, there is always a story...

We drove the hour plus into Victoria. I had spent time researching where, geographically, there would be a good line of sight, ending up on Victoria's Dallas Road near Ross Bay Cemetery.

When we arrived, we were the only ones there with a camera. Then this fellow and his dog joined us:



Within a half hour, the crowds had gathered (this is only a fraction)



In the meantime, I enjoyed taking photos of...

Kayakers heading out for some lunar viewing



Trial Islands Lighthouse



Then... The Moon is there, but the fog is obscuring it



And, finally! Pfftttt:'(



We did get to see the last minutes of the eclipse on the drive home, away from fog and light pollution, but with no where to pull over and shoot.  :( At least, that was spectacular.

I thought about staying up late and photographing the full moon once it cleared the hills to our side of island, but that was too many hours away and I was too cold and too tired.



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Re: Equinox
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2015, 03:36:14 am »
I did try to stay up to see it, but fell asleep :( When I woke up totality was over, so no red moon. However it was weird to see a crescent moon when earlier it was a full moon.

The pre-eclipse supermoon:

400mm, f/10, 1/400s, ISO160, -4 stop exposure compensation, cropped.
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Re: Equinox
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2015, 05:05:13 pm »
My full moon shot comes from our cruise ship off the coast of Newport RI.  Took this from our cabin's verandah with my iPhone 6.  The blood moon picture...... Not so good.

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Re: Equinox
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2015, 11:40:25 pm »
My full moon shot comes from our cruise ship off the coast of Newport RI.  Took this from our cabin's verandah with my iPhone 6.  The blood moon picture...... Not so good.

Tongue lolling goodness! A cruise AND a lunar super-eclipse! Lucky girl!
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