Moon struck: Last week’s lunar eclipse
Wrangler News photographer Billy Hardiman, whose previous
foray into celestial photography focused on last summer’s
Perseus meteor shower, ventured forth once again for the
recent midnight showing of a spectacular Blood Moon, so named
because of its blood-red hue.
If you missed it, not to worry: the same meterologic
phenomenon will be visible again on Oct. 8 and twice more next
year. The reddish tint is a result of refraction caused by the
Earth’s atmosphere. The photo was taken using a 600 mm lens
with a 1-second exposure at f/6.3 and ISO 4000.