Friday, 2 February 2018

A Total Eclipse Of The Heart.

We   had been invited over to the Brother and Sister in Law's  place next door for dinner the night before last as  another of Brian's brothers and his partner  were visiting. We had a lovely dinner and catch up and started discussing the impending full/blue/blood moon and lunar eclipse that was to happen that evening.
It was fairly overcast early on and we  thought that we probably wouldn't even get a chance to get a great view anyway.
We started trying to take photos with our mobile phones but to no avail. Brian decided to  walk home and grab my  trusty little Panasonic Lumix camera for me to try  with as well.
I have never had much success with night photography and am constantly trying to get full moon photos.
I took a few as the clouds broke a little,
The clouds continued to be a problem and we gave up.
We headed home about 10 pm and as we wandered back across the paddock we noticed that the clouds were clearing and when we  got home Brian suggested that we set up the tripod and give it a go.
The skies were clear, the camera picked up the moon  much better than I expected.
I decided to keep taking pictures to record the eclipse,
It was spectacular to watch, and at around midnight the shadow had completely  passed over the moon.
I  changed the  camera dial back to fully auto and took a few more photos and the colour changed completely,
The moon had turned orange,
I was so lucky to be able to capture the beauty  of that full moon , something I have never managed to be able to do  in many attempts before, I am very happy with the result.
So many people have told me that they were unable to see the moon and eclipse because of the thick cloud cover, so we were  indeed most fortunate here out west to get a clear view.
So until we meet again a little further down the track ,
Take care of you and yours
Jane and Brian.


  1. Oh, how wonderful! The cloud cover here prevented us from seeing it and my young boy had so been looking forward to staying up to watch the eclipse. I'll be able to share your photos with him. Thanks! Meg:)

    1. Thanks Meg, hope he enjoys the

  2. WOW you captured it beautifully!
    you should try putting some in a competition or maybe send a few to one of those astronomy sites?
    like Meg we had too much cloud here to see it which we didn't mind though disappointed we have had 2 days of steady rain since tanks are filling up nicely
    awesome post
    thanx for sharing

    1. Thanks Selina,
      I am going to enter a couple in our local show in a couple of weeks.Glad you had rain, worth missing the moon to get the rain.
      Take care

  3. Fantastic photos Jane!

    The eclipse certainly was clear in your neck of the woods. We had mostly cloud cover but could see the orange/red moon through the wispy clouds.

    Thank you for sharing these photos :)


  4. Just wonderful. I was all geared up to watch this but then we had total cloud cover.