“The event is causing a buzz because it combines three unusual lunar events – an extra big super moon, a blue moon, and a total lunar eclipse.” – http://www.straitstimes.com/world/rare-super-blood-blue-moon-visible-on-jan-31
When is the lunar eclipse in 2018 in Singapore?
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
What time is the lunar eclipse in Singapore on 31 January 2018?
Begins: 7.11pm, 31 Jan 2018
Maximum: 9.29pm, 31 Jan 2018
Ends: 12.08am, 1 Feb 2018
What is a supermoon?
“Supermoons happen when a full moon approximately coincides with the moon’s perigee, or a point in its orbit at which it is closest to Earth. This makes the moon appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual.” – https://www.space.com/34515-supermoon-guide.html
What is a blue moon?
While one full moon occurs every month, some months get two. You get two full moons a month every two years and eight months. A blue moon does not appear blue but is so named for its rarity.
What is a blood moon?
The phenomenon whereby the moon in total eclipse appears reddish in colour as it is illuminated by sunlight filtered and refracted by the earth’s atmosphere.
How rare is the super-blue-blood moon?
“The last time the planets aligned this way was almost 152 years ago, in 1866, a spokesman for the Science Centre Singapore told The Straits Times on Tuesday.” – http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/truly-once-in-a-blue-moon-on-jan-31
Where is see the super-blue-blood moon in Singapore?
Watch the blue moon turn blood red as the moon hides behind Earth’s shadow completely.
Once in a Blue Moon | Science Centre Singapore | 31 Jan 2018 | 7.30pm to 10.30pm | Free Admission
Lunar Eclipse 101 by National Geographic
How to capture the super-blue-blood moon on camera?
What are the camera settings to capture the super-blue-blood moon? Leave a comment.
- use a fast shutter speed
- aperture f/5.6 to f/11
- ISO 200 to 1600
- Use telephoto lens
How to photograph the eclipse with a Mirrorless / DSLR camera?
- Attach a telephoto lens (about 300mm or 800mm)
- Mount camera on tripod
- Switch off image stabilisation
- Switch to manual focus
- Focus on the moon
- Set manual white balance to daylight
- Shoot in Raw format
- Use fast shutter speed
- Set ISO 200 during partial phase
- Set ISO 800 during totality
- Open aperture about f/11
How to photograph the eclipse with a smartphone / iPhone / Android phone?
- Attach a tele zoom lens
- Mount phone on tripod
- Deactivate flashlight
- Focus on the moon
- Lock focus and exposure
- Start taking photos