Yes, its all over the internet as its one of the highlights of early 2018! Tomorrow, we earth dwellers will experience another not-so-rare but rare natural phenomenon! The Lunar Eclipse of our very own moon! Experience the Super Blue Blood Moon!
Super because its going to be closer to earth. Thanks to the moons tilted axis!
Blue because it is a second full moon in the same month!
Blood because, at the time of total Lunar Eclipse, our white moon will blush with orange colour!
On 31st January 2018, the sun, earth and moon will align in a straight line. The total duration will be 5 hours and 17 minutes and the full eclipse will be of 1 hour and 16 minutes.
Have a look at this video by NASA
Tomorrow, be ready with your binocs and camera gear!
For that, here are quick tips for capturing the Eclipse in your cameras.
You don’t need an expensive equipment for this. Though a point and shoot won’t be enough – unless it has some good optical magnification like Canon SX50 or Canon SX65 or parallel models of Nikon, it will click some amazing pictures. But the smaller size of the sensors in them may affect the picture quality.
SLR’s or Digital SLR’s will give the best results!
For that, a tripod is a must to keep it stable.
A telephoto lens preferably more than 200mm.
and a shutter release cable to prevent the shakes which the camera gets while clicking the shutter button.
As of settings, use the lowest ISO. Make sure AUTO ISO is turned off.
Keep the aperture between f/11 to f/16 or so.
Set the shutter wisely. You will need to click few trial shots before you get it correct. But ideally, 1/60 should work!
If you know post processing, capture those in RAW format.
Here are some shots which you can expect! Play around with them!
And if nothing works, ignore the camera and look up and enjoy the moment! Unlike Solar eclipse, we can see the Lunar eclipse with our naked eyes(for obvious reasons).
Images inputs from Pixabay.