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Thursday, October 09, 2014

photo coverage: Total Lunar Eclipse of Oct 8, 2014–Philippines


Another total lunar eclipse was viewed for this year and this time I was ready to do take photos and observe. But the problem occurs when the weather starts to be cloudy and the moon rises behind the dark clouds. We are expecting a storm and I’m glad that it didn’t rained yesterday, but thick clouds and the air pollution added more hazy effects to view the moon.

I set up my gear at at around 4:30pm just to wait for the moon rise, but as expected, all I see are clouds.
btw, I set up a global adjustment for these photos in order to eliminate the hazy and the grainy effect of the high ISO and also to turn the sky into black.

here’s my view around 4:30pm
the sun is covered with thick clouds

and here’s my total lunar eclipse photos taken here in Cavite, Philippines


at 6:39pm , the moon peeks behind the cloud and I used a slow shutter speed to capture the moon and eliminate the hazy effect.

I posted my observation here in my Facebook timeline -


at 6:44pm the moon starts to glow red, it means that the shadow of the Earth starts to cover the entire face of the moon. The white streaks on top left is the remaining light reflected by the sun.


The total lunar eclipse is now happening.



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Here’s a close up photo of the bloody red moon

at 7pm – the sky starts to clear and finally we saw the final moments of the total lunar eclipse


at past 7:30pm, the shadow of our Earth starts to move away from the moon and then the white streaks starts to glow powering up the moon back to its normal beauty


It was a peaceful observation… I felt great in viewing this astro event and I'm happy to share this experience to all my blog readers.

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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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