Super Wolf Blood Moon
The last opportunity I had to see a lunar eclipse in Canada was back in 2015, but clouds filled the skies and I got just a couple of minutes to glimpse the phenomenon. So last night I was looking forward to a second chance, but again the clouds filled the skies.
I was incredibly frustrated and disappointed to say the least, but as the night wore on the cloud thinned to a more transparent layer. It was still present resulting in a haze across the shots but at least I got to see much more of it this year. The resulting image leaves a lot to be desired due to the cloud layer, but I'm happy that I got to experience another total lunar eclipse. Obviously as a photographer I had to try to capture it if only for the memory.
The rather long name 'Super Wolf Blood Moon' is derived from a combination of differing descriptions. Firstly it was a 'supermoon' because it was a full moon at perigee (the point in the moon orbit when it is closest to earth). Secondly it's a blood moon because of the eclipse (earth shadow passing over the moon). Finally a wolf moon is the name for the first full moon of the year.
Our next total lunar eclipse in Canada will be in May 2021, I can't help but wonder if I will still be here in in this wonderful country to see it.
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