Photographing the Blood Red Moon

6 Phases of Today's Lunar Eclipse

Hawaii sky viewers were blessed with good weather early Wednesday morning as the moon went into eclipse for the second time this year. It was a cosmic show as the Earth’s shadow slowly nibbled away on the night’s full moon as the giant white disc slipped into darkness. At its apex was totality, an erie state of being where the Earth’s shadow almost completely blots out the sunlight. While not exactly dark, the fully eclipsed moon turned a blood red / rustic orange color for all the world to see. And so there it was, the perfect cosmic photo op that had thousands of shutter-bugs snapping away in the early morning darkness. It was a sight to behold!

Today's Total Lunar Eclipse

Wide shot of the fully eclipsed moon high above my building.

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Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.