Blood Red Moon

Blood Red Moon, April 4, 2015

Blood red moon is an interesting phenomenon that can occur during a total lunar eclipse. Such an eclipse occurred early this morning, April 4, and was visible in Albuquerque.

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Lunar eclipse, blood red moon

I had set out my tripod and gotten my camera ready before I went to bed last night, but did not set the alarm. I’m generally awake quite early. Today I did not awaken until 5:20 am, but that actually turned out to be okay.

The totality of this eclipse was short, less than five minutes. By contrast, the length of another total eclipse coming up in September is predicted to be roughly one hour and twelve minutes. That one will not be visible where I live, unfortunately.

However, I did get to see this one on April 4, which made me very happy. An auspicious beginning to this day…

6 Replies to “Blood Red Moon”

  1. Excellent photo! I haven’t looked at my photos yet. It was cold and very windy out on the mesa, but I got photos of the eclipse from 4:30 until 6:15.

    1. Hi, Tim!
      It was cold for me even where I was, but there was not wind, thank goodness!
      I photographed from 5:49 to 6:15. This one was from 6:13, and was the best one of the bunch.

    1. Oh, sorry.
      I know we won’t get to see the one in September, but I’ll check later on for some other ones that must be coming up here. I learned some things this morning that I will definitely try next time.
      But wind? I have no answers for that one! 🙁

  2. What an interesting phenomenon and very red. Thank you for sharing this photo. Have a Happy Easter Susan.

    1. Hi, Juanita!
      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.
      My mom and I wish you and Jack a Happy Easter also.

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