Supermoon Eclipse Under Cloud Cover

Supermoon Eclipse

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.

Supermoon Eclipse 1

Rising Supermoon taken at Front St. behind the SIRT train shed September 27, 2015.

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.

Supermoon Eclipse 3

Rising Supermoon. Taken at Front St. behind the SIRT train shed September 27, 2015.

This was the best exposure before the eclipse began. A hole in the clouds made this one possible.

Supermoon Eclipse 2

Rising Supermoon slips into clouds.
Taken at Front St. behind the SIRT train shed September 27, 2015.

This one was somewhat under-exposed. The apparent shadow to the left is cloud cover, not the eclipse.

Supermoon Eclipse 4

Supermoon eclipse begins. Taken at Front St. behind the SIRT train shed September 27, 2015.

This pic was taken at 9:30:26 PM EDT….

Supermoon Eclipse 5

Supermoon eclipse. The moon is about 20% covered. Taken at Front St. behind the SIRT train shed September 27, 2015.

This pic was taken at 9:41:48 PM EDT…

Supermoon Eclipse 6

Supermoon eclipse – the moon is about 3/8 covered. This was the last time we saw enough of the moon to take an exposure. Taken 9:55:36 PM EDT at Front St. behind the SIRT train shed September 27, 2015.

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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