From moonrise to moonset, this photograph captures the passage of the Moon as it journeys through Earth’s shadow during a total lunar eclipse. Photographed in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, foreground lighting is a blend of evening twilight (during moonrise) and full moon light (from after the eclipse). All the phases of the eclipse are seen as the Moon was photographed at 5 minute intervals throughout the night. The stars of Orion and Matariki can also be seen as the Moon was totally eclipsed for over an hour.
Camera 1: Canon EOS R6
Lens: Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM
Technique: 3-frame panorama, exposed for foreground. Single frame exposed for Moon.
Camera 2: Canon EOS 6D Mk II
Lens: SkyWatcher 100mm ESPRIT ED Triplet APO Refractor telescope
Technique: Exposure-bracketing from one to seven stops then manually blended in post-processing.