Lunar Eclipse, January 2019 as Seen From Ireland

Total Lunar Eclipse, January 2019 as seen from Ireland Total Lunar Eclipse, January 2019 as seen from Ireland

The lunar eclipse of January 2019, often called a Super Blood Wolf Moon or variations to that effect - still scientifically called a lunar eclipse - as seen from Ireland.

This lunar eclipse will be the last full eclipse to be seen from Ireland until 2033, there will be partial eclipses but not full.

All was good, in the late hours of the 20th of January, the sky was clear and the moon was bright. Even into the early hours of 21st it was still clear as the first stages of the eclipse began.

I had an important meeting later that morning so a quick few hours of sleep from 01:00 to 03:30 allowed for some rest.

I photographed various stages as the penumbral shadow began and kept shooting every so often until the moon appeared to turn red. This happens in all total lunar eclipses, the moon is fully within Earth's shadow, sunlight is filtered through the atmosphere and the moon picks up the red colour of this indirect light.

Unfortunately the sky clouded over just as the middle section of the eclipse began and I lost the opportunity to photograph any more.

A quick edit and post to Twitter, then time for a few more hours of sleep.

Last modified on Saturday, 26 January 2019 21:37

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