Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

On the morning of January 31, 2018 in Santa Monica, CA, we had spectacularly clear skies, the perfect backdrop enabling us to view the Super Blue Blood Moon.  A Super Blue Blood Moon is a combination of a Super Moon which is when the moon is close to the earth and so it is very large and very bright.  The Blood Moon happens during a lunar eclipse when the earth gets between the sun and the moon and the moon develops a red tint.  A Blue Moon is when there is a full moon twice in the same month.  This Super Blue Blood Moon was a combination of the three.  According to NASA, the last Super Blue Blood Moon was in 1982 and the next one won't happen until 2037.  

We woke up at 3.30am on a bit of a whim and decided to go see what this was all about.  We were not to be disappointed!  This is a must for anyone interested in nature.  What a show mother nature gave us.  It lasted for quite some time too so we were able to practice and try different things for those of us who were new at shooting a lunar eclipse.  We started in Palisades Park, Santa Monica and ended on the beach south of the Santa Monica Pier.  We watched the sun rise and the moon set behind the mountains in Malibu.  A must see!

 January 31, 2018.  Super Blue Blood Moon as seen from Santa Monica Beach just south of the Santa Monica Pier.

January 31, 2018.  Super Blue Blood Moon as seen from Santa Monica Beach just south of the Santa Monica Pier.

 Santa Monica Pier during the Super Blue Blood Moon, January 31, 2018.

Santa Monica Pier during the Super Blue Blood Moon, January 31, 2018.