Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Super blue blood moon rises behind the Acropolis of Athens


The moments that we had the chance to witness the rare Super Blue Blood Moon, rising behind the Parthenon temple on the Acropolis of Athens.
Tonight the earth shadow bathed our satellite in a coppery hue, that is the 'blood moon" due to the lunar eclipse. A "super moon' because the moon is at its closest approach to the earth, thus appearing larger and brighter than usual. "Blue Moon" is the second full moon in a calendar month. This collision of lunar phenomena, that is a super moon, a blue moon and a lunar eclipse occurred simultaneously tonight, in an unusual event that hasn’t happened in over 150 years.
Shooting location: Athens , Greece on 31 January 2018.

Update:  Success! On 4 February the  Facebook video above, hit over 1 MILLION views, in just 4 days after it was published.
Thanks go to all the people who shared, or liked or just watched this video!
Please mind that this footage was not shot just by chance: It is a result of much effort.
I was working on this project since the end of December 2017.
It was not easy to find a good and correct location and get access and permission to shoot from there: Except from working with specific apps that say the position of the moon, I had to also make many tests with the moon at many places around Athens, during different nights, in order to finally catch these majestic moments on 31 January 2018.

And here is the second time-lapse I made on this event:

Video: 4K resolution timelapse