Photo of the Week for January 25, 2019
Last Sunday night’s total lunar eclipse (January 20/21) was widely enjoyed across Canada. Many observers and photographers endured bone-chilling conditions and brutal winds to take in the event. But some had it easier than others. On the West Coast of British Columbia, temperatures remained above freezing as clouds dissipated and clear weather prevailed. Although some members of the public may have felt let down when the eclipse didn’t correlate with the “super blood wolf Moon” hype promoted by the popular press, most sky watchers were delighted by the show.
Photographing from View Royal (near Victoria) British Columbia, Alec Lee was able to capture the entire eclipse. He (with Photoshop assistance from Tim Zurowski, also from Victoria) assembled a dozen individual shots into the composite presented here. The images were captured with a Nikon D500 DSLR camera and Nikkor 500mm lens. Various exposure times, ISO settings, and lens apertures were used.