Saturday, February 03, 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon and the Lunar Eclipse

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Since I know that lunar eclipse is happening at the evening of Jan 31st I decided not to miss the event and go to the beach to watch the moon across the vast sky and capture the best I could.  Likewise we checked the shoreline by 6pm and there wasn’t a sign of rising moon and the sudden clouds were covered up as well. Thinking that we aren’t chanced to witness the spectacle, went on a short ride on ECR and even checked the Uthandi beach but still couldn’t seen the moon.  At last taking a U-turn before the tollgate, received a call from cousin have we watching the super blue blood moon swallowed by the shadow of earth? We rushed to the Palavakkam beach and the moon was almost up in the sky and masked in red shade.

Super blue blood moon and the lunar eclipse...

I actually wanted to watch the entire show (from the moon rising above the sea) but wondered what happened in middle, we could only watch the unveiling show of the moon. I captured the moon from inside the car, through the windshield I couldn’t get enough detail but I was content with the night mode I used on the moon. Though I wasn’t comfort on the position of shoot, as I captured from the sedan (car) seat that had little access for me to use the camera, I was happy with the angle of moon which only made way for shoot. Being a SUV guy, for last 9 years, with high seating position, shooting with camera was somehow comfort but the sedan’s low seat wasn’t favourable to shoot.

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My brother has bought a Volkswagen Vento and he wants to take us out and with a natural event ahead we decided to give a shot. The car gives pleasant ride and soothes even on rough roads, but the only problem was, being a low seating position the ingress and egress was very difficult and taking photos too become trouble. We still have the SUV and were seriously looking for a MPV to turn it into a wheelchair accessible where I could travel without transfer into the car seat. Hope you liked the photos on the moon.

13 comments:

Gosia k said...

Greay moon

Twilight Man said...

You sure had good views of the moon from your hometown. We didn't have so good sights from Kuala Lumpur that day while others around our country enjoyed it.
I also drive an MPV that was meant to fetch both my parents's 2 wheelchairs. Now they have both passed away, I fetch my wife's bicycle for cycling events.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Nice post and wonderful pictures, Jeevan!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Incredible captures of the blood moon ! These are incredible events in your life time - not to be missed.

Destination Infinity said...

I like the photos. Congrats on the new car, I am sure you'll like it after a few rides :)

Destination Infinity

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jeevan,:) Spectacular shots of the Blue Moon, shining with it's orange glow it looks magnificent. I also tried but wasn't able to get good shots.:(

carol l mckenna said...

Wow ! What awesome blue moon photos!

Happy week ahead to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lady Fi said...

Wow - your shots are just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

What a spectacular show you were able to watch!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love your beautiful moon photos. The eclipse show was fantastic.
I am glad you have a vehicle that is wheelchair accessible. You will be able to take more trips. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Nancy Chan said...

You were fortunate to get such good shots of the moon! Spectacular super blue moon!

George said...

You got some wonderful photos of the moon on that special night. We missed the blood moon because of clouds.

Anonymous said...

Those are great captures!