Total Lunar Eclipse of 2010

Here is what the blood red Total Lunar Eclipse of 2010 looked like last night:

Total Lunar Eclipse 2010

NIKON D3S + 200-400mm f/4 @ 550mm, ISO 1600, 8/10, f/6.3

After taking a long break, I’m now back to posting as usual. Currently finishing up: “indoors flash photography using off-camera flash” and tomorrow will be hopefully posting two new articles – “how to take portraits indoors with a Christmas tree” and “how to photograph a lunar eclipse” (yes, info on how the above image was taken will also be posted in detail). Stay tuned!


  1. 1) pasquier
    December 22, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Powerful image – one could well imagine that such a sinister scene could be portrayed as being a harbinger of evil times…!

  2. 2) Nigina
    December 22, 2010 at 7:39 am

    ooo my…amazing

  3. 3) Shahnoza
    December 22, 2010 at 8:56 am


  4. 4) Peter
    December 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Hold on to nasim’s instructions on how to photograph lunar eclipses, because

    the next total eclipse of the Moon will occur on June 15, 2011.

  5. 5) Tom
    December 22, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    OK, Now I am really mad I didn’t get out of bed to see this. This is the best photo I have seen so far of the eclipse – excellent job Nasim.

    • January 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      Tom, thank you! :) No worries, I will let you know earlier next time.

  6. 6) Michael
    December 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    We are waiting for high-res wallpaper!

    Great job Nasim!

  7. 7) Karl
    December 23, 2010 at 2:29 am

    I like the Image : Star-Time 239474/73730-N55 : Spaceship enterprise arriving a moon-like mini-planet after falling into a Warp-Gap – Scotty ! slow down the machines …


    • 7.1) Rahul
      December 23, 2010 at 6:58 am

      LoL :) that looks like Mars rather than the moon ! More Total Recall than Star Trek.

      tell me that’s post-shot processing and not the color of the moon as it appeared to the naked eye !

      • 7.1.1) Karl
        December 24, 2010 at 3:34 am

        Yes Rahul, it’s a red planet now :-)
        Merry Christmas

    • January 6, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you Karl!

      LOL! :D

  8. 8) Mary B
    December 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I was out trying to get what I could on my Nikon D5000. Woke our Granddaughter up to take her with us and we saw and watched more clouds. We did get a glimpse here and there but at age ten our Granddaughter will have seen and will know why it happened. I will print your pictures out for her so she can see what it really looked like.Thanks for doing that. I loved the differant phases on the one picture.Great job.I hope I can get a 1/4 as good as you.

    • January 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      Thank you for your feedback Mary! Don’t worry, you will get better at taking pictures. Took me about four years to get to where I am now and I know that I still need to learn a lot!

  9. December 27, 2010 at 9:26 am

    That is a beautiful image thank you for sharing that moment with us.

  10. 10) Dennis
    January 9, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Amazing shot. Is not a shot that can be captured everyday. Powerful moment.
    Thanks for sharing the wallpaper too.


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