A Quick Pre Shoot Checklist For Shooting The Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow

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This october is quite a fest for astronomers having both a FULL lunar eclipse tomorrow (Oct. 8th) and a partial solar eclipse on the 23rd.

While the two events are somewhat different in nature, there are some similarities in preparing for both. We asked photographers Josh Bury and Alan Erickson what should we be aware of before going ahead and shooting any of those eclipses?

Like most things in life, the secret is with preparation and Josh and Alan were kind enough to prepare a list for us:

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NASA’s Video Of The Lunar Eclipse Will Make Sure You Wont Miss The One In October

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Last night, a lunar eclipse came into fruition above us and the moon took the color of Mars. Living in Dallas, Texas, I was lucky enough to have a clear, cloudless sky so that I could see it for myself. All over North America, many others got to share the experience as well. #bloodmoon became a trending topic on both Instagram and Twitter, and people were genuinely excited to go outside and witness a wonder of the universe we live in.

But there were also many of you that didn’t get to see it. Maybe you had work, maybe you forgot, or maybe you just didn’t care. So here’s a video from NASA’s broadcast of the eclipse itself, from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Make sure you play it in full HD, and full screen; there’s good reasons why I didn’t embed you guys a weak 360p link here. [Read more...]