We had a fabulous view of the 26 May Lunar Eclipse here in Sydney. Clear, crisp skies (and a strong, cold wind!). I had two viewing sessions, 7.40pm to 8.15pm to see the shadow start to creep across, then again from 8.45pm to 9.30pm for totality and a bit on either side.
No dramatic glowing clouds for today’s sunset, but a cloudless blue sky fading to deepest orange — and the moon, “waxing crescent”, hanging low in the west.
Are these photos of moonlight, or photos of the moon? I suspect the latter, but I’ve included them in Becky’s “—light” challenge anyway! Does the moon look odd to you Northern Hemisphere dwellers? The photos were taken in Kakadu National Park, Australia (feature photo), Fiji and Sydney, so the moon’s orientation may not be what you’re used to.
This will be my last post for the January Light challenge, and once again huge thanks are due to our indefatigable host Becky. I don’t know how she manages these month-long challenges so many times a year.
And a gallery of my square light photos, including a couple for which I couldn’t think of Xlight names so didn’t post:
Posted as part of January Squares, the theme for which is words ending in light.
Photographed near Alice Springs.
Photographed from my apartment in June. The sky, but at night!
There are times when I definitely want a better camera/lenses, and this was one of them! Tonight in Sydney the evening sky was clear and crisp, and there was no wind: perfect photography conditions. Sadly, my single lens bridge camera struggles to capture these sorts of shots as well as might be wished (a lot of noise, and less than ideal focus), but nonetheless I think you can appreciate how beautiful the night sky was.
I’ve just returned from a week’s holiday in Australia’s “Top End”. Although the eclipse was not visible from Australia, I was lucky enough to be on a boat in the breathtaking Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park, as the supermoon rose.