The Bloke and I both love photography, so we were really excited about the Super Blood Moon that was expected to appear yesterday night. We had been checking the weather forecast all week, and set our alarms for 2.00am so we could set up in time to get some decent shots.
It was freezing outside, but we went out into the back garden. The sky was absolutely perfect – there wasn’t a single cloud and we could see everything really clearly…
It was a truly spectacular sight – I’d never witnessed anything like that before (being just a year old when it last appeared in 1982), so for a while I just stood and watched. Beautiful.
However, while I was able to get a few decent shots just as the eclipse began, I found it difficult to get a clear picture of the Super Blood Moon at the height of the eclipse – it was a glorious colour in the sky, but the lack of light (and my inability to see my controls on the camera to change the settings) meant that lots of the images came out quite blurry.
These are my favourite two, which I thought I’d share:
Both were taken with my Canon PowerShot SX270 HS, and have been cropped using my iPhone.
What about you guys? Did you see the super moon?
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We set our alarm for 3am to see the blood moon. It was very eerie – I can see how it has caused so many apocalyptic fears historically. I also struggled to get a decent photo of the blood moon but hopefully I’ve got some decent ones of the full supermoon, which was spectacular enough in itself. I’ll be in my early 60s by the time the next one occurs …
I know what you mean – The Bloke and I were stood in the darkness of our back garden and it was totally silent… Really weird experience!
Beautiful photos Suzie. I have got a couple just after the eclipse but they are too blurry!
Thanks my lovely! I took a tons of them and got only three or four ok ones… Where did you watch it?
I am in Kent. I looked out of my bedroom window, and also went out the front for a while. I think I missed the main event though, my photos look like a little white blob with a slight pinkish hue! 🙂
What time was it when you took the pics?
I took them at 5.15 am which was just a little too late. I had taken some earlier in the evening which was when I got the pinky hue, that was about 9pm as I was getting in a bit of practice!!!!
I did wake up at 2am but could not open my eyes enough to focus on taking any pics, I bet that was probably the best time to have taken it! Having said that my photo taking skills are not up to much!
I felt like a zombie – it was definitely something to experience but it took me a few days to recover!
Yes, I couldn’t have done it, 🙂
Great pictures! It looked like that here, too.
Thanks Brenda! How did you watch it? Did you have to go outside?
We went onto our hammock in the backyard and gazed in awe. Such a beautiful super moon early on, and then the red moon of stories. I’m glad I finally got to see one for myself.
That sounds amazing!
It was fun, and the night was perfect, clear and warm. I wish I could have gotten pix like yours. 🙂
Thanks my lovely!
Awesome.. Of course I didn’t get up to watch it, but now as I see all the pics everybody is posting I wish I had. Only 28 more years till 2033, I’ll make sure to see it then
Definitely! It was cold but completely worth it!
These photos are amazing! I got up to see the eclipse but it was too cloudy here. It gave me a hell of a headache though 😦
Thank you! Getting up gave you a head he? I totally know that feeling – I felt like rubbish today!
Not sure if it was getting up that gave me a headache or if the moon had a weird effect on me, haha! Either way, it was a really strange headache and i felt a bit ‘hungover’ this morning. Would have been worth it if I had actually seen the eclipse 😀
Haha! Apologies for my comment – I’m doing this on my phone and it keeps autocorrecting with random words!
So jealous you got to have such a clear sky! We had a dome of clouds and haze here in Atlanta. Must have been so pretty!
Oh no – it’s typical isn’t it that that sort of thing happens when you really want to see something… We always end up with masses of cloud whenever there’s a meteor shower…
I mean it’s literally every time! If there weren’t so many pics I’d swear it was all faked and a conspiracy! Lol
Haha! I think it might be – if start checking out those conspiracy theories if I were you!
I completely forgot about it, so thank you for including pictures.
Beautiful! I saw a wee glimpse and not long after I retired for the night, my sister, whose bedroom is in the front of the house, watched it for the longest time. She had no camera, but the perfect view right from her bed!
Aww that must have been lovely for her – ours was at the back of the house and our bedroom is at the front so we had to get up and go outside…
Great shots, Suzie..unfortunately, we were not able to see this in Asia 😦
Aww no! Gutted for you!
We had a Moon Celebration at our older son’s house. It became a block party, with many neighbors standing in the street watching the moon preen for us. My son got out his telescope and set it up for everyone to peer through. The kids watched and did the moondance and drew pictures and then ran around enjoying the last hour before bedtime. The sight of the moon was astonishing here in California. My sons and daughters-in-law and grands are likely to see the next one in 2033, but not hubby and I. Your photos are great, Suzie. Such a lovely show and I especially like that people all over the world got to enjoy it. The moon did unite us in standing still and staring at the heavens without violence. More of that, please. Amen.
That sounds so wonderful Sharon – what an awesome memory to make!
Cloudy here. I understand that there were gaps in the clouds nearby and friends got to see it, but I didn’t. I remember it from 1982 (there’s not a lot I remember from back then, mostly that I was 20 and my bipolar was horrible and I had no idea what was wrong, but I remember the blood moon)
Sorry you missed it! It’s amazing that you can remember it from ’82 when you were so ill – I take it you’ve had a full diagnosis now?
Thank you for these photos. Our sky was cloudy, and when we finally did catch part of the eclipse, there was no color, just a white moon being almost covered by the dark.
Oh no! Such a shame – I’ve seen some wonderful pics of it today on various blogs though, at least there’s evidence of what it should have looked like!
Really fantastic shots! That must have been really romantic. My bloke stayed up to watch it and was meant to wake me but I woke up naturally at 3.30 only to find him snoozing on the sofa! We just saw the second half as the eclipse was moving away and the moon was bright orange.
It would have been romantic if he hadn’t been getting annoyed with the new lens he’s bought for his camera haha! It’s a good job you woke up!
I know! He has no memory of it. I’ve heard of people (dudes) doing the exact same thing with gadgets and missing the point of the moment…And you got two awesome photos 😉
You should see his pics – he’s got a kick ass SLR and got some awesome shots! I’ll DM one to you on twitter
I slept through it. That seemed like a good idea at the time.
Haha! I very nearly did – I had to make sure my alarm was extra loud…
How did I miss this?! *long sigh*
Great shot, though! Looks mystical! 🔮
Aww did you not hear about it Amanda?
No, I didn’t hear about it. That’s actually quite shocking, isn’t it? I mean…what have I been doing for the past week? … In my own little world, obviously! 😜
Haha! What have you been doing for the last week?
Lovely! It was around 10pm in Houston and neither I nor many other people in my apartment complex could see it 😦 I’ll have to wait til I’m 47 now!
Aww gutted! At least you’ll still be a spring chicken – I’ll be in my 60’s!
no! the next one is 2033, you’ll be like 50!
Ooh that makes me feel a bit better!
What a gorgeous shot of a “blood” moon, which we couldn’t see!
Thank you! Really pleased you like it!
Great pictures! My roommates and I wandered outside to see from our block in California…the moon was small above the houses, but definitely cool to see. We played “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and danced around the neighborhood for a bit, too 🙂
Haha! I really wanted to sing that to The Bloke but was bothered about waking the neighbours up haha!
Nice pictures. It was a fantastic night. I was lucky enough to get a few good shots of it myself. 🙂
Thank you! Have you posted them up?
I’ve just seen them – they look amazing!!!
Thanks. A lot of hit and miss with the camera. 🙂
I know what you mean, but your pics have turned out great!
Thanks again. So did yours! It was a fun night. 🙂
Great pictures, Suzie. We were lucky here. The eclipse happened around 9:30-10:00.
Ooh perfect… I wish it had been earlier here – The Bloke and I were completely shattered the next day!
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Your pictures were great susie,
I love watching the moon and the last time it appeared was 1982, I”m glad you enjoyed it as well. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Lori, and thanks so much for the reblog!