In New York City, the Supermoon Eclipse was visible until the moon was 3/8 in shadow. The moon was obscured by a thick overcast for the remainder of the eclipse.
Getting shots of the rising Supermoon was simple enough. The apparent grain in the photo is from clouds. The moon rose through scattered clouds and by 9 PM – just around when the eclipse began, it was mainly under a complete overcast.
This was the best exposure before the eclipse began. A hole in the clouds made this one possible.
This one was somewhat under-exposed. The apparent shadow to the left is cloud cover, not the eclipse.
This pic was taken at 9:30:26 PM EDT….
This pic was taken at 9:41:48 PM EDT…
After the 3/8 partial cover, the moon slipped behind the overcast and I saw slivers of the moon only for a few seconds two more times. By 10:20 PM, I gave up on it and stopped the shoot. The moon never reappeared again for the remainder of the eclipse.
We can call this one a Total Cumulus Eclipse – that’s when the moon is covered by clouds.
See the NASA website for stunning pics of this eclipse from all over the world. The next total eclipse of a Supermoon will not happen until 2033.
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