Super Blue "Blood" Moon Full Lunar Eclipse - January 31, 2018.
Images taken in Jacksonville, Florida.
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The moon set on the East Coast before the total eclipse began, so I knew I would only see a partial eclipse. In addition, trees blocked my view of the horizon, so I missed the maximum visible partial eclipse. (The camera is not the best for low light situations, but I captured the essence of what happened.)
The entire moon is still visible at 6:46 a.m. but there is a shadow beginning to appear at the upper left of the orb.
The partial eclipse began at 6:48a.m. so it's visible at 6:55 a.m. when I shot this image. The white light at the bottom is a street light and a power line is visible across the lower portion of the moon.
I changed my position which removed the power line from the image, but I wasn't able to remove the street light from the image at 6:59 a.m. The sky was starting to get light from the impending sunrise.
I changed my position again and along with the moon now being lower in the sky I was able to clear the street light from my image. 7:01 a.m.
I took my last shots around 7:02 a.m. The sky was getting light enough and the moon low enough that I decided to go inside and get warm.
The maximum partial eclipse visible in Jacksonville was at 7:10a.m. The moon set at 7:17a.m. which was nearly a half hour before the total eclipse began and also the exact time of sunrise.
All photos © S. M. Garver