For the first time since 1982 this week we were treated to the spectacle of a ‘super blue blood moon’. It was a chance to see the convergence of three rare events: a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse, which turns the moon a blood coloured orangey-red.
A supermoon is when there’s a full moon that happens when the moon is positioned closest to the Earth in its orbit, and a blue moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. It’ll be 2037 before these three phenomena coincide again.
I decided to use some of Stirling’s historic locations as foreground. It was a pity that the sky was largely cloudy when I headed out early in the evening but in fact the high cloud simply amplified the effect. The moon appeared like a huge disc above the Wallace Monument and shone brightly above Stirling Castle.
If you appreciate good photography (not necessarily mine!) don’t forget that the Galloway giveaway competition is still open until Sunday 11th February. Featuring the fantastic landscape photography of Allan Wright, you could win a copy of one of Allan’s latest books all about his home region of Galloway.
It’s dead easy to enter so please take a look!