Lunar Eclipse

Last night a lunar eclipse was visible throughout much of the world. The sky where I live (in northern Virginia) was perfectly clear, which gave me an opportunity to make a few photos of this celestial event that show the stages of the lunar eclipse. These images were all made from my yard, which gave me a clear view of the moon as it evolved through its phases. I present some of my photos here for your enjoyment.

The photos were made with a Nikon Z9 and a Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 lens at 500mm, tripod mounted of course. They’ve been enlarged here to emphasize details.

First quarter of the lunar eclipse
First quarter of the eclipse

Second quarter of the lunar eclipse
Second quarter of the eclipse
The nearly total lunar eclipse
The eclipse is nearly total

Published by Norman Reid

I worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 27 years in the field of rural community and economic development. I retired a few years ago and have been devoting my time to photography and writing. I've been a semi-pro photographer for more than 25 years and sell my work on the Web. I live in rural Virginia not far from the Shenandoah Valley.

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