Super Blood Moon Seen From Japan

The same day we got hit by the hailstorm, I was able to catch a glimpse of the “Blood Moon” at 3 in the morning. Although the moon the day before was much bigger, whiter, and brighter, I didn’t have enough time to grab my gear while walking the dog. So today, I got ready and present to you the red super moon.

Super Moon shot from JapanI wish I could have gotten this moon with some buildings to make the moon appear bigger! Next time, I’ll prepare by going to a better geographic location.

Why Was the Moon Red?

The moon was red on this day because the sun was setting on the other side of the planet. As the sun sets or rises, the red orange colors of the sun get reflected off by the moon as it passes the earth’s shadow. On this particular day, I believe there was a lunar eclipse.

How I shot it?

The moon was shot with the Canon 7D and the EF 70-200mm F2.8L II lens (F11 2 secs ISO 400).
I used the 7D and not a full frame 5D because the 7D with its smaller sensor gives me an extra 1.6 crop factor for the extra reach with my favorite telephoto zoom lens.

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