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Wally
23rd September 2015, 03:24 PM
*cameraicon 28 September: Blood Super-moon lunar eclipse *cameraicon

A rare cosmic event will take place at the end of the month, when two events – a super-moon and a lunar eclipse – occur at the same time.

A super-moon takes place when a full moon happens at the closest point in its elliptical orbit around Earth, which makes the full moon appear brighter and larger. A lunar eclipse when the moon passes into the Earth's shadow.

According to Earthsky, the event will be visible in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Western Asia and the Eastern Pacific Ocean region. It is the first event of its kind since 1982, and Nasa officials have said it will be the last until 2033.

Whether we get the weather... depends on the weather? *yes



EDIT: 21:36pm WHEN IS IT GOING TO HAPPEN? The super-moon will be visible all night. The lunar eclipse will begin just after 1 a.m. Monday morning in the UK, and the total eclipse will peak at 3.47 a.m.

tomphotofx
23rd September 2015, 07:57 PM
Thanks for the heads up Wally.

Tom

Vulcan1500
23rd September 2015, 08:32 PM
What settings would be appropriate to use, I will probably use my 40-150 pro with the 1.4. I am in the USA in Utah so it is supposed to be good, that is if the clouds cooperate and we all know how well that sometimes works out.

Wally
23rd September 2015, 08:45 PM
Try here for info. Has tips and settings etc.

http://www.livescience.com/37657-supermoon-full-moon-photography-tips.html

http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/779/how-to-take-stunning-pictures-of-the-moon/

skids
24th September 2015, 06:52 PM
Alarm will be set and have checked Stellarium (http://www.stellarium.org) so know where to wander over to try to capture some pictures (playing field about 5 minute walk away).

Weather forecast in Brizzle looking good (plus I'm home alone Sunday night so alarms going off a stupid o'clock won't be an issue).

Thanks Wally both for the heads up and the links *chr

David M
25th September 2015, 10:57 PM
It's Sunday night for us but the forecast isn't looking good at the moment.

Wally
26th September 2015, 08:54 AM
The forecast where I am is pretty mixed. If I miss this one I'll have to book a seat on the elevator in the afterlife. ;)

Ross the fiddler
27th September 2015, 08:33 AM
We won't get to see it here being daylight (mid morning Monday) & no moon in sight, so I took a shot of the supermoon tonight anyhow (handheld & not great quality, but what the heck, I've got the shot anyhow), shown here. http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?p=360311#post360311

*chr

Invicta
27th September 2015, 09:55 AM
Useful info on the weather and best locations to view the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse can be found here:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/europe-lunar-eclipse-paris-lon/52577847

Thanks Wally. Got to be worth a try, I will have go at taking some photos.

Harold Gough
27th September 2015, 12:57 PM
What settings would be appropriate to use, I will probably use my 40-150 pro with the 1.4. I am in the USA in Utah so it is supposed to be good, that is if the clouds cooperate and we all know how well that sometimes works out.

The usual setting for a full moon is the same as for terrestrial sunshine. Adjust accordingly. Essentially, take a reading off the moon and ignore the rest of the sky.

Harold

skids
27th September 2015, 03:15 PM
I found this interesting reading on settings https://photographylife.com/how-to-photograph-a-lunar-eclipse

Whether or not I actually found it useful I'll decide when I see what I get back with in the morning (if not the issue will be with me I'm sure).

Weather forecast here still looking good. Just back from buying a cheap head torch so I can see what I'm doing in the middle of a field in the small hours.

All I need to do now is have a few beers so I'll feel like a snooze around 2100 ready for the alarm going off at 0130 *chr

David M
27th September 2015, 05:43 PM
Our forecast has got worse, it's now supposed to start clouding over this afternoon rather than this evening.

DerekW
27th September 2015, 07:55 PM
Should be a cloudless night here tonight, the event is happening at a very civilised time in the evening according to Other World Computing eg
" On Sunday, moon will drift into the Earth's shadow starting at 8:11 PM ET, with the total eclipse beginning at 10:11 PM ET and reaching its maximum at 10:47 PM ET."

And we are 3 hours behind ET and it gets dark by about 6pm. So if I am alert I will see if we can partake in the festivities.

David M
27th September 2015, 08:36 PM
Our forecast has got worse, it's now supposed to start clouding over this afternoon rather than this evening.

30 minutes after I posted that the cloud rolled in and we've had maybe 5 minutes of sun since then.

Zuiko
27th September 2015, 09:08 PM
30 minutes after I posted that the cloud rolled in and we've had maybe 5 minutes of sun since then.

Sod's Law is one natural phenomenon we never seem to miss...... :rolleyes:

Wally
27th September 2015, 09:28 PM
The eclipse will begin at 00:11 GMT, when the Moon enters the lightest part of the Earth's shadow, known as the penumbra, and adopts a yellowish colour.

At 02:11 GMT the Moon completely enters the umbra - the inner dark corpus of our planet's shadow. The point of greatest eclipse occurs at 02:47 GMT, when the Moon is closest to the centre of the umbra.

The show will be over by 05:22 GMT on Monday.

The Royal Astronomical Society says that unlike the solar equivalent, a total lunar eclipse event is safe to watch and needs no special equipment.

Zuiko
27th September 2015, 09:34 PM
Thanks Wally, it's looking good down here - the moon is shining bright and clear. :)

David M
27th September 2015, 10:06 PM
The cloud has.got thicker around here. It's looking more likely to rain than the sky to clear.

PeterBirder
27th September 2015, 10:14 PM
- the moon is shining bright and clear. :)

Sounds like a line from a song.

Ah yes;

"The moon is shining bright and clear,

*clap *clap *clap *clap

deep in the heart of Essex.":rolleyes:

Afraid I won't be up at silly o'clock to see the event, off to "silly Suffolk" to stay in the forest for the week.*clap *clap *clap *clap

Regards.*chr

Zuiko
27th September 2015, 10:28 PM
Sounds like a line from a song.

Ah yes;

"The moon is shining bright and clear,

*clap *clap *clap *clap

deep in the heart of Essex.":rolleyes:

Afraid I won't be up at silly o'clock to see the event, off to "silly Suffolk" to stay in the forest for the week.*clap *clap *clap *clap

Regards.*chr

Hi Peter,

I might pop out a couple of times during the night to see how it is progressing. I probably don't need to set an alarm, my bladder seems to do a pretty good job most nights.... :rolleyes:

Yes, you have more important things to prepare for! have a great time in Suffolk with the family. :)

David M
27th September 2015, 10:56 PM
Sod's Law is one natural phenomenon we never seem to miss...... :rolleyes:

True, I haven't seen a multicoloured display of the Northern Lights since I was living in Saskatchewan in the late 90's.

We've got a bit of blue sky about this evening after it looked like rain earlier.

cliff
28th September 2015, 12:04 AM
Just took this shot with the no.8. Art filter ;)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/761/21146906694_9ee705f336_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ydFqBy)First Blood...(filter cheat) (https://flic.kr/p/ydFqBy) by cliff scrivens (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cliffscrivens/), on Flickr

You can look at this if you miss the real event, hope you enjoy

Cliff :)

Ross the fiddler
28th September 2015, 01:12 AM
I'll be looking forward to seeing your fantastic photos. :D

*chr

DerekW
28th September 2015, 04:07 AM
As hinted at earlier in ppost 13 of this thread, the sky was clear some light pollution from the nearby towns. However we got a good view of the process apart from the interruptions from a pizza and almost a bottle of a rather nice merlot.

At this point all serious astronomers should either turn away now or pinch their nose.

So some pics for you to criticize:
Early part of the moon is burnt out on in the process the illuminated
http://www.w9259.co.uk/miscpics/moon/E9278323.jpg

this might meet some approval
http://www.w9259.co.uk/miscpics/moon/E9278325.jpg

Similar with more noise
http://www.w9259.co.uk/miscpics/moon/E9278331.jpg

almost at total shadow with even more noise

http://www.w9259.co.uk/miscpics/moon/E9278347.jpg

Now back to finish off the merlot

skids
28th September 2015, 06:00 AM
Some of my efforts

Start of the event
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Start.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86623)

Mid way
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Mida.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86621)

Photobombed by an aeroplane
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Photobomba.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86622)

Full on red moon
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Fulla.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86620)

Toward the end
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Enda.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86624)

Zuiko
28th September 2015, 07:50 AM
Well done Skids and Derek, I was content just to watch. :)

OM USer
28th September 2015, 08:09 AM
Thank you to all who posted great pics. I stayed under the duvet as I had an early start, but alas not early enough to see it.

xp1
28th September 2015, 09:00 AM
here's my efforts condensed. Not as sharp as they should be but I am happy with them.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/72_res.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86641)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/moon_bw.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86642)

Thanks for he reminder of the event.

Wally
28th September 2015, 09:20 AM
Thanks to all who took the time and effort to go out and produce all of the above goods.

I was out from 11pm 'till 4am - being an insomniac has its benefits - and yet could not manage a shot when the moon commenced to change colour? Looked great in the view-screen but disappeared just as the shot was taken??? :confused: :confused: :o

Would be very interested to know some of the settings used for the blood coloured shots. Just curious as I'm not likely to be around for the next event. If it's true, that only the good die young... then I might just make it. ;)

I have an appointment with Dr. Doom later in the day so will sort out my dross and post up some crap either later today or 2morrow depending on how things go?

Taken with the Stylus1 + Tcon17 and after a wee bit of skulduggery/cheating. :o

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=115&pictureid=2336
http://e-group.uk.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=115&pictureid=2337

xp1
28th September 2015, 09:49 AM
Here are two that I used. I have just noticed that I should have been using spot metering instead of pattern. I will have to put that down to my images not being as sharp as they could have been. I was all over with my settings never having done moon shots before plus my sight was a bit blurry but that could be a lame excuse really.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/settings_1.JPG (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86643)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/settings_2.JPG (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/86644)

Cheers.

Wee man
28th September 2015, 11:58 AM
It looked well from indoors, camera was asleep.

skids
28th September 2015, 02:43 PM
For the blood red time of the eclipse I tried to remember advice I'd read elsewhere and pushed ISO high (up to 3200) at f7.1. Kept the shutter time to nothing lower than about 1/2 a second.

During the main period of the eclipse I had to move as the moon went down - took me 5 minutes to get the moon in the viewfinder afterwards it was so dark (dew was an issue as well).

Wally - Hope the visit to the Dr went okay

Harold Gough
28th September 2015, 03:13 PM
I'm pleased for you enthusiasts. My wife takes an interest in astronomy but I experience it as staring at not very much and getting hypothermia.

I took at look out of our bedroom window at a little after 2am and saw dirty smudge, much like skids' start image. I looked again at about 4.15 and the moon must have set or gone behind the houses to the west of ours.

The way I look at it is that, so far, nobody has been inspired to write a song "By The Light Of The Bloodshot Moon".

Harold