Special Astronomic Events

The night sky with the sun, the moon, the planets and all the stars has always captivated us since the beginning of human mankind for religious, spititual, philosophical, literaric and artistic inspiration and finally the science. But sometimes, there are some rare astronomical events like solar and lunar eclipses, the blue moon, the bloodmoon, comets, meteor storms or meteor showers and many more of amazing cosmic  events which happen often only a few times in our lives. They are all very special and attract many people even without giving them a spiritual meaning.

Taking photos of these rare astronomical events is not only a technical challenge, requires careful planning, but also requires the right weather at the right time in the right place.

 

Total Lunar Eclipse with super blood Moon of 28th september 2015 (gif animation of the different phases during 4 hours)
Total Lunar Eclipse with super blood Moon of 28th september 2015 (gif animation of the different phases during 4 hours)

On the animation above you see the different phases (25 pictures)of the total lunar eclipse ehich took place on september 28th, 2015 during almost 4 hours. It was also to be the closest supermoon. During the full coverage, the moon turned red, which gives him the nickname of Blood Moon.

Photo taken with Canon EOS 6D, Sigma Apo 150-500 mm at 500 mm, ISO 800-6.400, f8, variable shutterspeed

The different phases of the Total Lunar Eclipse on 28th september 2015