Posted by: YunaMonos on Jun 16, 2011
It was the longest total lunar eclipse witnessed in 100 years and there I was wishing I had a 70K telephoto lens. But it was not to be. I had to make do with my 85mm fixed Canon (a beautiful lens for dim light photography, but not so great for this) and a 1000D Canon camera (the DSRL for wanna-be professionals). Nevertheless it could have been worse, so I thought I'd share these pics with you.
Sorry for the Scorpions and Sagittarians among us, apparently this lenghty eclipse doesn't bode well for those born under these star signs. To ease the pain however, some honest research didn't deliver much of an explanation for this prediction, so if I were you (I'm a Cancer/Leo cusp by the way) I would sleep easy.
In case you were wondering why the moon is such an ominous red, apparently it has to do with the dust cloud emanating from the Chilean volcano eruption.