This past week was pretty exciting, waiting till well into the night on Monday watching the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015. April and October are unique for 2014 since they have both lunar and solar eclipse in the same month.
While capturing the different phases of the lunar eclipse was interesting in itself, I wanted to give balance to the picture by anchoring them to something that is more grounded on Planet Earth while still keeping the lighting in the scene honest to the time of the capture, which was past midnight in California. So I took a picture of vehicle light trails fading into the night and combined pictures of various phases of the lunar eclipse into it.
Also known as the blood moon, the moon turned red during lunar eclipse due to the scattered light from all the sunsets and sunrises on earth that reflect onto the moon's surface since the Earth sits directly between the moon and the sun.
This red earthly color of the moon this month was timely given that Earth Day is just around the corner. Since fear sells well, some folks may instead say that apocalypse is around the corner.
I am sure I'll be waiting with my camera on September 28th, 2015 too.
Happy Earth Day every one.