I didn’t take any photos of the lunar eclipse, because I was leading my cell group. We did go out after the group and see the light pushed back and the dark red take over.
It is actually quite difficult to take decent photos and it takes a lot more than a smart phone pointed in the general direction. Expensive equipment and great skill are needed.
The ABC published these excellent photos this morning:
Lunar eclipse: 10 stunning photos of the Blood Moon
People around Australia were treated to the rare sight of a blood-red lunar eclipse on Wednesday night, as the Moon passed through the Earth’s shadow for an hour.
Clouds proved to be a frustration for many people on the east coast, but the skies cleared for long enough to allow some stunning photos.
It was a different story over central and Western Australia, where photographers were given a great view of the Blood Moon.
From a partially obscured Moon to a blood-red total lunar eclipse, the spectacle offered an amazing insight into the mechanics of the solar system.
Scroll down to see 10 of the best photos from ABC photographers and readers around Australia.