View Full Version : Quality pics of the blood moon

A.K. Boomer
09-28-2015, 12:31 PM
Does anybody have any?

reason why im asking is here's mine...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r249/AK_Boomer/DSC03783_zpsm9n8xmsi.jpg (http://s146.photobucket.com/user/AK_Boomer/media/DSC03783_zpsm9n8xmsi.jpg.html)

Paul Alciatore
09-28-2015, 01:28 PM
Mine would be worse. It rained here all day yesterday and is still cloudy now. All I could have gotten would have been a picture of clouds, perhaps with just a bare touch of pink.

George Seal
09-28-2015, 01:59 PM
So cloudy here all we could see was dark thirty

My cat panicked I guess she could sense something different

09-28-2015, 02:09 PM
It rained here all day yesterday and is still cloudy now.
Same here.

09-28-2015, 02:24 PM
I took a hand-held picture with my Nikon L22 and it turned out OK, maybe a notch better than Boomer's. I live in the woods under trees in a "holler" but the clouds parted just enough about 11:30 EDT to see it in partial eclipse:


09-28-2015, 02:52 PM
From my back yard, using Pentax K5 with telephoto.
Not the sharpest but nice color

09-28-2015, 03:21 PM
Winner, winner, "Moon-day" dinner!

The bar has been set two notches higher, and I'll belly up to it :)

The man in the moon looks a lot like John Boehner ;)

Green cheese? Not so much...

09-28-2015, 04:27 PM
Green cheese? Not so much...

More of a Leicester Red. Conditions here were absolutely perfect, but total wasn't until nearly 3 am and I had things to do this morning...


09-28-2015, 05:58 PM
Here are the best two I got.



This one is nifty.

09-28-2015, 05:58 PM
I fell asleep.

09-28-2015, 06:22 PM
No rain but it was cloudy enough to just make out a reddish glow behind the clouds. Had my camera out and waited an hour before giving up and going back in. Bummer. I'll be pushing 90 next time it shows but I'm already thankful for each morning I see. :)

09-28-2015, 06:42 PM
I had everything set up for Sat. night, three cameras, tripods, beautiful clear skies only to find out I came to the party way too early.
Last night was another beautiful cloudless night but buddy phoned me in the afternoon to to ask if I would fill in for him and take an excavator down to the coast for him. Got out of the saddle this morning with lots of memories of another, (must be 36 by now) once in a lifetime celestial event, but no pics damn it.
Don't know if it's out again tonight and don't care, going to go get some sleep and count sheep instead of moon beams.

09-29-2015, 12:03 AM
https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11214059_943955859004489_1774390137721877336_n.jpg ?oh=2c49241888b8252bf73fbb11b9bb16da&oe=568A96C5

09-29-2015, 03:40 AM
I played around with my camera. I took tons of pics, but haven't seen them yet. You guys won't get to see them either since this site won't host pics. Just assume they're good. That's what I'm doing until proven otherwise.

09-30-2015, 12:47 AM
I took a bunch, of which this is a small sample. Compression and downsizing lowered the quality a bit but still not too bad. The red moon was very hard to focus on even with a good lens.


Right after the eclipse ended clouds rolled in, and the moon developed a wonderful rainbow ring, but the camera couldn't catch it well because the moon was so much brighter than the clouds.

When the eclipse was full, the Milky Way became brighter than I can recall seeing it since I was a kid. Marvelous.

A.K. Boomer
09-30-2015, 10:53 AM
Bruto nice variety there,,, thanks for posting and all the others too.

as I was riding my bike over to an ole GF's house the moon had just turned all red, the last sliver of white had gone, but I knew by the initial interfering radius of the earth into the moon that it was going to stay that way for awhile because the radius was very large in comparison to the moon - and it also took a while to initially work it's way over...

still it got me thinking - pedaling and looking at it off to the side and wondering what it was like for people way back in the day,,, Im not talking when they started to get a grasp on it and figure things out, im talking way back,,,
imagine the mysticism - and in many cases im sure down right fear and panic,,,

imagine all the different explanations and probably most to do with gods and such, what kind of a positive or negative placebo effect did it cause? --- because even with our vast knowledge of science today you would have to include that as being a very real thing even in situations that technically cannot alter, we know they still will just in belief...

so in evolving into this world for hundreds of thousands of years and building up this force inside us that is so prone to either negative or positive thinking and is actually still proven so to this very day the question does arise --- what have we lost?

in overturning every stone out there and having an explanation for it - instead of it swaying us and creating change within us we have an immediate answer not only for the cause of the unusual event itself but even a logical explanation for the color,,,
no further pondering - no further excitation of our mysticism, just put it on the back data shelf in our brain to entertain other people who may not know the finer details and that's it --- on to the next piece of logic....

in that respect you would have to at the very least conclude that there has been a "trade off" of sorts, stopping most all of what we were used to on a dime, no longer in the dark - but because we can now "see" ---- what does that do to our imagination? sure technically so many other mystery doors get opened in the process, but they are not as "in your face tangible" they have gotten further and further removed,,, they require just trusting others who have special instruments to tell us what it's like way out there or way inside tiny particles --- not the same, and yet most all of the tangibles in front of us are already "conquered"

with an explanation for pert near everything we can either see, hear, smell, taste, hold or feel - what has that done to us?

The blood moon is just one obvious example --- the people of the past faced dozens of things on a daily basis that they had no real explanation for ---- it's not hard to imagine what that would do to stimulate the imagination -- and also superstitions and all the crazy stuff that came out of it,,, still - interesting to think about....

at least according to how more so we once were wired to function - could it be at least in this one aspect the more we know the more we lose? and also maybe one of the reasons why kids have so many crazy idea's, still retaining the imaginative hardwiring that needs an outlet but no real basis of solid "reality", yet once in awhile they hit on something that has both qualities - something of a nature that most "grown-ups" would be incapable of doing...

just a little food for thought -- or not...

09-30-2015, 11:49 AM
Here is mine

http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp304/woodzy9370/moon--4_zps4wyk2ezq.jpg (http://s422.photobucket.com/user/woodzy9370/media/moon--4_zps4wyk2ezq.jpg.html)

09-30-2015, 01:21 PM
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150929.htmlNot mine but it is quality! well it will now show the picture but it can be seen in the following link. More great pictures here;


10-01-2015, 12:44 AM
AK, I also wonder what it would be like if us humans just blindly accepted all those things we don't understand instead of marveling at it and trying to come to some understanding of it- or simply being afraid of it and labeling it with a voodoo of some kind. I often wonder what it would be like to take a cave man for a ride in a modern vehicle, or give him a flashlight. Or put headphones on him-

Even in these modern times I see people playing 'the end time is coming' reaction in response to things like this eclipse, super moon, blood moon, etc- even though the mechanics of it has been quite well known and documented for decades already. Might it be a little bold of me to suggest that people need to get a grip- Anyway, I didn't see anybody here suggesting that judgement day is at hand- guess we're mostly rational sorts-

I did check out the moon from time to time that night- wasn't particularly spectacular here though it was a clear night.