This image is a composite of three moon shots taken over a twelve hour period, ending with a full eclipse on Saturday morning, April 4, 2015, at 7:05 AM.
The moon in the upper left was shot around 7:30 PM as the moon was rising the night before. It was supposed to be a super-moon, but it didn’t look that much bigger to me. At any rate, it’s probably the best detailed moon shot I’ve ever gotten.
The next morning, the eclipse began at 5:00 AM. The middle moon in the image above was shot at 6:20 AM, already about 3/4 eclipsed. Why didn’t I get a shot at 5:30, you ask? Uhhh, I hit the snooze button once too often.
The moon shot in the lower right was taken at 6:40 AM. The sun was brightening the sky behind me, and the moon was losing its own light; I could barely find the moon looking through the lens. Three minutes later, the moon was completely invisible. I never did see it set at 7:09.
Thought for the Day: If you snooze, you lose.