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!

  • pasquier

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

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Thank you Pasquier!

  • Nigina

    ooo my…amazing

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Thank you Nigina.

  • Shahnoza


    • Nasim Mansurov

      Shahnoza, rahmat!

  • Peter

    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.

  • Tom

    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.

    • Nasim Mansurov

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

  • Michael

    We are waiting for high-res wallpaper!

    Great job Nasim!

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Michael, here it is :)

  • Karl

    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 …


    • Rahul

      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 !

      • Karl

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

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Thank you Karl!

      LOL! :D

  • Mary B

    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.

    • Nasim Mansurov

      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!

  • Louisa Medina

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

    • Nasim Mansurov

      Thank you for your feedback Louisa!

  • Dennis

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


    • Nasim Mansurov

      Thank you Dennis!