Skywatch Friday – Super/Blood/Eclipsing/Harvest Mooon

IMG_1565Last weekend we had the the big Moon Mania. Comprising a Super Moon, the Harvest Moon , a full eclipse of the moon, and a Blood Moon.  We had a true multi-tasking moon. IMG_1570A Super Moon is just where the elliptical path of the moon takes it closest to earth.  An eclipse of a Super Moon is pretty rare. The next one is going to be in 2033. A Harvest Moon is the first full moon in the Fall.  IMG_1582

This total eclipse was the last eclipse of a lunar tetrad a series of four total eclipses about four months apart.


The term Blood Moon is used for total eclipses because when the moon comes out of the eclipse it is exposed to light that has gone through the earth’s atmosphere.

It was fun to watch and photograph. We were working a project for Logan’s school so we would work on it for a while and go watch the moon. Fortunately, the world didn’t end. It was all fun and I was especially intrigued with the red color of the moon on the back side of the eclipse. It was very difficult to photograph.

I’m hoping that my fellow Skywatchers took lots of pics of the event. I’ll be checking them out.

Facts about the Eclipse

Linking with Skywatch Friday


15 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Super/Blood/Eclipsing/Harvest Mooon

  1. sylviakirk

    Awesome captures of the eclipse!! I wasn’t able to see it here, so it’s great to see the photos! Thanks as always for sharing!! I’m back online for Sky Watch today, thanks for the break!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Peter B

    Excellent job, Alan!! Nice, sharp focus and perfect exposure. I think I like the last image the best. Very moody and mysterious! Have a good weekend.

  3. DrillerAA

    We had a perfect night for viewing and photographing the event, but I have yet to get good images of a full moon, blood moon, blue moon, super moon or full ecliplse of any of the above. I really need to work on this, Your images are outstanding Yogi.

  4. Steven Que

    Oh My! Those lovely shots of the moon! My favorite one is the one at the last part of your post! We are so unfortunate that we were not able to see the Blood Moon here in the Philippines so thank you so much for sharing it to me 🙂

    Greetings from the Philippine Islands!

  5. Marie-AZ

    You did a fantastic job shooting this amazing moon! Wow! Just really great shots! We drove very near you on our way to and from CA when he went on our cruise. I’ve never been to the Joshua Tree Monument. We will have to stop some time. I always really love your photos!

  6. klara

    Noooooo! I missed it again. How silly/unprepared of me. Your shots are amazing, and thankfully, lot of other participants didn’t miss it and have some great photos.

  7. Janice

    I love your idea of a multi-tasking moon! Your photos have come out beautifully. I see you put to excellent use the information you researched about ISO and the like. Fortunatley for you, all the action happened before bedtime in your neck of the woods. It was between 2am and 3.30am here in the UK!

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