San Diego County Miscellaneous - Kevin Key Photography - San Diego, California
January 2018 Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse over the Ocean Beach Pier

January 2018 Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse over the Ocean Beach Pier

I shot this at 6:12 AM on January 31, 2018 at the Ocean Beach Pier in San Diego County, California. While the skies were a bit cloudy several hours earlier in the night, mother nature decided to change for the better long before the eclipse. The weather conditions were perfect for observing and shooting the eclipse. No clouds and no wind. My only disappointment was that I was really expecting the moon to be much closer to the horizon (and pier seen here). Still, it was an awesome event. This is a single exposure shot with a Canon 6D at 0.3 sec f/4.5 ISO 200 and 110mm. In post production, I made the moon into a separate layer in Photoshop in order to reduce the brightness a bit so that it isn't so washed out. The size and position of the moon are unchanged, however.

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