‘Blood Moon’ Meets Star Trails in Stunning Long-Exposure Photo

'Blood Moon' Meets Star Trails in Stunning Long-Exposure Photo

A star trail sequence of 390 photographs exhibits the path of the moon and the stars for the duration of the complete lunar eclipse on Jan. 21, 2019.

Credit:Miguel Claro

Miguel Claro is a specialist photographer, creator and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who results in breathtaking visuals of the night time sky. As a European Southern Observatory Image Ambassador and member of The Earth At Night time and the official astrophotographer of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, he specializes in astronomical “Skyscapes” that join each Earth and night time sky. Join Miguel in this article as he will take us by his photograph “Lunar Eclipse Trails.”

A star path sequence of 390 pictures reveals the moon’s path across the sky all through theTremendous Blood Wolf Moonof Jan. 21, 2019, as observed fromMina de São Domingosat the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve in Mértola, Portugal.

Throughout alunar eclipse, the whole moon passes through Earth’s shadow, supplying the organic satellite a blood-crimson hue. The shadow is not so noticeable in this photo because of to the very long exposure method I utilised, which overexposed the bright tail of the moon. [Wonderful Pictures of the Tremendous Blood Wolf Moon of 2019!]

Since the moon was around the closest place to Earth in its elliptical orbit at the time of the eclipse, it was also called a “supermoon.” Some stars are mirrored in a compact puddle of acid water at the old mine.

To produce this image, I utilised a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR digicam established to seize a 13-2nd publicity for each and every of the 390 frames, with the ISO set to 1600. I utilized a 24-mm lens, established to f/2.

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