月食（2015年9月27日） Lunar Eclipse – September 27th, 2015
July 25, 2016
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During last year’s lunar eclipse, my zoomable 18~55mm lens was damaged and I had to make do with my fixed 35mm lens. This time around, I have a new 55~200mm zoom lens to play with.
This Lunar Eclipse took place on the evening of the 27th where I was at, in the Bay Area of California. The photo above was exactly how my camera captured the scene, without any post-editing.
Here is the same image cropped to see the Moon in more details. Although my camera captured the Moon as having a red tint while the shadow of the Earth approached, that was not what I actually saw.
This was the color my own naked eyes saw. A yellow-brown tint.
I modified my original photos to match what I saw immediately after the event, so this color is pretty accurate to my memory.
As time went by, the Earth’s shadow covered more and more of the Moon. Very little light reflected off of the shadowed surface, making it difficult to photograph.
Not long after, the shadowed part of the moon simply became one with the sky. The lit up reminder of the Moon slowly diminished and waned, until there was nothing left to photograph. Perhaps if my camera and shooting condition was better, I might have been able to catch a faint Moon in darkness.