Shooting the Blood Moon

January 21, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Shooting the Blood MoonShooting the Blood MoonWith my camera pointed towards the heavens it occurred to me that if I never again see the wonder of the sky as it revealed itself last night, I will consider self to have been blessed by God for the gift of glimpsing it this once. Few are the times that the moon reveals herself with the vast star-filled blanket visible behind her. It only happens during the rare moments of a full eclipse. Even more unusual is an eclipse during a super moon, a time when our neighboring satellite is closest to earth. Last night was such a time.

Many gazed in wonder as the sun-bright moon fell into a red shadow, but that is not what filled me with awe. What I will never forget is the time when the moon went into totality and hung, blood red, in the star-filled sky. I have never seen anything so majestic. To me, once again, it proved that God, the master of the universe, is the greatest of all artists.

Words fail to express the level of humility I feel for the privilege of witnessing this spectacle. I gratefully share its beauty so that others might experience the awe of the moment and ponder, as I did, our place in the His universe. I remain dedicated to being His scribe.

Blood Moon over the Dragoon Mountains
©RGallucci Photography
Shoot Date: January 20, 2019
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
15.0 sec at f/2.5 0 EV
Lens: 15mm @ 15 mm
ISO: 2500

With my camera pointed towards the heavens it occurred to me that if I never again see the wonder of the sky as it revealed itself last night, I will consider self to have been blessed by God for the gift of glimpsing it this once. Few are the times that the moon reveals herself with the vast star-filled blanket visible behind her. It only happens during the rare moments of a full eclipse. Even more unusual is an eclipse during a super moon, a time when our neighboring satellite is closest to earth.  Last night was such a time. 

 

Many gazed in wonder as the sun-bright moon fell into a red shadow, but that is not what filled me with awe. What I will never forget is the time when the moon went into totality and hung, blood red, in the star-filled sky. I have never seen anything so majestic. To me, once again, it proved that God, the master of the universe, is the greatest of all artists. 

 

Words fail to express the level of humility I feel for the privilege of witnessing this spectacle. I gratefully share its beauty so that others might experience the awe of the moment and ponder, as I did, our place in the His universe. I remain dedicated to being His scribe. 

 

Blood Moon over the Dragoon Mountains
©RGallucci Photography
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Shoot Date: January 20, 2019
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
15.0 sec at f/2.5 0 EV
Lens: Irix 15mm @ 15 mm
ISO: 2500

 

 


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