Once in a mankind – Lunar Eclipse with Mars

My first thought was … argh … there will be millions of beautiful, sharp and frame filling pictures on the internet already nanoseconds after this event has started. Then I thought … let’s have a look … and I saw the dark brown moon rising over the southeastern horizon.

Hm, … I fetched my binocular and enjoyed what I saw … frame filling … oh my dear.

Well, to make a long story short … I went inside and fetched my workhorse – guess what I mean – mounted the longest lens I have for it – the M.Zuiko 75-300mm lens (which corresponds to 600mm on the long end) – mounted it on a tripod and started taking some pictures. Somewhere I read that this special event will occur again in around 100.000 years … wow … and I was watching it now … live.

The small dot in the lower right is Mars – the red planet.

Well, that’s it … ah … this time there is no black and white version ;)

In case you’d like to comment, it’s appreciated … and maybe, you want to visit my website or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.


  1. good catch! unfortunately I was only able to see a blurring moon due to a fu++ing cloudy sky… well I hope to be more fortunate next time ;)


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