It wasn’t a Lunar Eclipse, but the moon had a really red glow to it as it rose over the horizon this evening.
…or at least that’s what it looked like with today’s yellowy glow to the moon!
A day or two late for the Harvest Moon, but I think it looked better like this, hidden partly behind a bank of cloud.
Apparently the Northern Lights were likely to be visible even this far south tonight…. but by the time it got dark enough, the Northern Lights had toned down, and were only visible from Scotland 🙁
The moon seemed extra bright tonight, with a hazy orangey glow around it – perfect for a couple of photos!
I had to nudge the exposure settings down a lot to get the detail of the moon’s surface to show up.
Taken just a few moments after yesterday’s photo, I love the colour of the sky in this photo – the reflected sunset gives it a purpley hue, which seemed to tone down the brightness of the moon.
I always find it strange to see the moon in the sky before it’s dark, especially when it coincides with a reflected sunset! The sky was a really deep pinky red, and the moon seemed a complete contrast, glowing so brightly.
Another photo from yesterday’s ‘supermoon’ today – taken just a few moments after the first one, but the colours look totally different.
The final “supermoon” of 2016, and a good job I took the photo when I did, as 10 minutes later the clouds have obscured the moon completely.