Red Moon, Red Planet – The Luna Eclipse

Red Moon, Red Planet – The Luna Eclipse

Red Moon, Red Planet

 

The Luna Eclipse

Last night on the 27th of July, we witnessed the longest total luna eclipse of the 21st century. The Eclipse lasted 102 minutes and could be seen from most places in the Southern and Eastern Hemispheres.

Along with this spectacular event we also got to witness Mars at opposition which is when the earth moves between Mars and the sun.

I was lucky enough to get outside in the freezing cold with my camera last night and watch the event.
As I was armed with only a 70mm lens and no tripod I had to make some plans. I used a bathing towel on the roof of my car and went for some unique perspectives.

The total luna eclipse and mars at opposition. as witnessed on the 27th July 2018

Join us for our next Star Gazing photography tour to the Southern African Large Telescope in Sutherland and experience the magic of the Karoo.
Photography tours with Journey On Tours are lead by our professional photographer guide, Che Overmeyer with over 10 years of travel photography experience.

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