Early in the morning of 19 November 2021, was the last lunar eclipse of the year. It was visible from North and South America, Australia, and parts of Europe and Asia. The longest eclipse in over a thousand years, 97% of the moon was covered in the umbral shadow.
Early on, the weather was poor with high thin clouds, and at times the moon was completely obscured. Strong winds calmed as the night went on, and eventually it cleared completely around 3:45. By the time I packed up, the temperature had dropped to 1°C.
While waiting for the clouds to clear, I spun the camera over to the Orion nebula for the first shot of the season. It’s a terrible shot, but it was just a single frame taken on a tripod.
Later I was lucky to snag the eclipse with Messier 45.
Once again, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Gianluca Masi and the Virtual Telescope project along with photographers from all over the world to bring the eclipse to people who were unable to see it. We are all looking forward to more celestial events in the near future.
Below is the broadcast from Rome, Italy.
I took 2164 images. Here are 2. It was a long night.