Here are some of the photos of the recent blood moon. These were all taken in Portugal.
Please bear in mind that mine were all captured on an inexpensive point-and-shoot digital camera. I have included a couple by more professional photographers. And I’ll show you the kit you need to get better quality pictures than the ones I managed.
This first one is with my little point-and-shoot camera, taken here in Portelas. The blurry lights along the bottom are the village on the hill opposite us
The bright spot below and to the right of the Moon is Mars. Mars is currently at its closest approach to Earth and is easily visible to the naked eye.
And now let’s swap to a photographer who has better kit than me. This one was taken in Lisbon. Apparently, the Teatro Romano opened its doors to allow the sightseers to get a good view of the eclipse. NB The graphic of the Teatro Romano is computer generated, not what it looks like today.
And below is Elvas in Portugal, near Badajoz in Spain.
In the next photo, the eclipse was just beginning to end. If you look closely at the bottom, left-hand corner of the Moon, it has a very slight tinge of silver on it.
In the last of my personal pictures, a half-decent one of the Moon emerging as the eclipse nears its end.
To round off the photos, here is one taken in Singapore for the event. Note the kit used here.
What am I missing to take high-quality night sky events? I appear to be missing an SLR camera, an enormous telephoto lens, and a tripod. I don’t think my interest in astronomy stretches much beyond a tripod, to cut down on camera shake, but we’ll see.