Yesterday, we were lucky in Europe – we could expect to see a total lunar eclipse. In Vienna weather wasn’t perfect, and the moon had to pass a layer of clouds before it was visible. Luckily the eclipse wasn’t over before.

Being close to (actually IN) a major city, the visibility of the moon wasn’t perfect and I struggled with focus and exposure. The Canon EF 100-400mm was all I had to work with, which made it even more difficult. I am still pretty happy with the result.

Total lunar eclipse Vienna 2011

Lunar Eclipse

The image was taken near the end of the eclipse, when the shadow of the earth wasn’t completely covering the moons surface anymore. The moon was still glowing red and started to show a rim of white.


Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 100-400mm f/3.5-5.6  @ 400mm
ISO 800, f/2.8, 10 + 30 seconds
Gitzo GT1541T

15. June 2011 @ 22:15