We here in the UK are being blessed with a week of dry weather with largely clear skies and much (daytime) sunshine. Therefore I thought that it could be worthwhile to stay up well into the night in an attempt to see this special event.
Having done so I am delighted that I did - finally getting to bed at 4.30am was a small price to pay for something that will not be possible again until 2033!
I don't have a telescope and instead used an ordinary pocket sized compact camera which has manual exposure controls for shutter speed & aperture - but not for manual focus. Possibly it was too dark for the auto-focus to work properly so I apologise for a lack of sharpness in my images.
All images have been cropped and gently manipulated in photoshop to make them a little brighter.
This first image was taken shortly before the blood colour effect kicked-in.
Here is a close-up, taken with the camera set at 3200 ASA and using a mini-tripod on the roof of the car. Whilst image quality is affected by the very fast ASA rating the exposure still took over a second and I was concerned that if it were much longer than this the movement of the moon around the Earth might make it blurry.
Here is a wide - angle view showing the scene as seen when looking up with the naked eye. The yellow-wish colour cast is from the street lights.
I find this image to be somewhat surreal. I think that most people are used to looking up at the moon and seeing a glowing white orb hanging in the sky; so to see a dull reddish orb is bizarre / unsettling. It is easy to understand how in older times people would see this as an omen of some sort.
Before the eclipse occurred I did very much want the moon to be high in the sky, and this is exactly what I got! In the process I saw a much more normal* type of full-moon scene which is very different to the type of image normally shown in professional photography where a very large looking moon is nearer the horizon and also close to buildings.
*Normal compared with moon rise and moon set, when the moon is low on the horizon - this being something that is seen much less frequently than when the moon is high in the sky.
I feel 'something' undefined. It is as if an energy has reached through and touched me at the core of my being. I am still processing this, and cannot be sure if its cause lay in the eclipse, the ongoing Wave X energy, them both and / or something else.
Edited by simple simon, 28 September 2015 - 08:40 PM.