Once again there was a phenomenon in the night sky and once again I made an attempt to catch it on film. Most of the time I’m trying to shoot meteor showers as they happen with regularity and are quite visible in the Arizona sky but early this morning there was a total lunar eclipse.
Ray set the alarm to sound off at 2:00 AM but I was already up positioning my camera to shoot one frame every minute. This time, I actually was able to get some decent time lapse footage.
There was some thick cloud cover when I first went outside but it pulled away like a huge sky blanket just in time to start shooting. Here is a video comprised of two different periods of the eclipse. You can see the white moon turn red and then, after a crossfade, become white again.
I have to say that it was much more of an experience watching it live but I still enjoy trying to capture the experience with my camera. I am always humbled by the moon and stars. To look up and see so much out there is a gentle reminder that we are all part of something bigger.
Sort of puts things into perspective doesn’t it?