Lunar Eclipse ‘Blood Moon’

The first lunar eclipse of 2014 occurred on April 15th. The eclipse began at 2am and lasted for nearly 3.5 hours. The red moon occurs when the moon is in complete shadow. Some of the sun light shines through the earth’s atmosphere and this creates the red hue on the moon.

We spent the night on North Drive at Birds Hill Park north of Winnipeg. Although it was a cold night, we were fortunate that the sky was clear and that there was no wind.

These images were shot with a Canon 5DmkII. I was fortunate to be able to borrow a 300mm lens and a 2x teleconvter from Prairieview School of Photography.

Click on images to enlarge.

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