Red Moon and Beehive

By: Alan Dyer


Region: Americas

Site: Saskatchewan - Canada

Date: 2019 January 20

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from the photographer: "I shot this from an oil well access road south of Lloydminster, just over the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary on the Saskatchewan side. This is a single exposure of 25 seconds at f/2.8 and ISO 1600 with the Nikon D750 and Sigma 20mm Art lens, but with a shorter exposure of 1 second blended in for the Moon itself so it retains its color and appearance to the naked eye. Your eye can see the eclipsed Moon and Milky Way well but the camera cannot in a single exposure. The scene, taken right after the start of totality, just fit into the field of the 20mm lens. The Moon was in Cancer, near the Beehive star cluster (M44) and east of the winter Milky Way. Sirius is the bright star above me; Orion is at right."
Click the constellation above the image for a beautiful telephoto image of the eclipsed moon and the Beehive star cluster.

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Related Keywords: Eclipsed Moon | Milky Way | Totality | Cancer | Beehive cluster | Milky Way | Sirius | Orion | Nikon D750 | Telephoto |



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