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Super Blue Blood Moon Composite | by Rick Whitacre
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Super Blue Blood Moon Composite

Composite of 7 images taken over 25 minutes during totality of the so-called Super Blue Blood Moon of January 31, 2018


The moons were composited onto the last image where the eclipse is ending near the dome of the observatory.


All moons are in the exact position that they were captured in with no change in focal length with the foreground. Another photographer (who works at Lick) opened the doors and turned on the red lights during the eclipse for his and our shots. Loved it!!!


Sony A7S, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 w. 1.4TX, 280mm, 1.3s, f/5.6, ISO1600


Note: This shot was taken with express permission of UC Santa Cruz staff at Lick. A contract had to be signed and liability insurance bought. Please don't go up there uninvited. The fines are steep.

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Uploaded on January 31, 2018