September 29, 2015 Leave a comment
We set up a time lapse camera to capture the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse on Sunday night, September 27, 2015. Although the weather started off iffy, in the end we did record the beautiful sight. A list of worldwide eclipses over the next 10 years is at: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/list.html
Individual pictures above are pulled from the video. As you watch the video, you’ll first see a faint ring around the moon. Then the moon disappears completely as it is darkened by the eclipse and is covered with clouds, before reemerging as a red dot during totality of the eclipse. Next the moon brightens as it becomes full again while tracking right (west) across the sky. Sporadically you’ll see bugs flying over the camera lens, including a firefly that flew close above it. The clouds switch directions over time, and at the end you’ll see bright planet Venus rising on the left side (east) before sunrise fills the sky.