LunarEclipseApril14-15_600The evening of April 14/15, 2014 treated us to the first total lunar eclipse visible in Minnesota since December 2010.  It was beautiful, even in the midst of the bright city lights in Minneapolis. This photo was taken about a minute to mid-totality, at about 2:45 a.m. CDT. It was well worth seeing the wonderful sight and taking the camera out into a freezing night that was much too cold for the middle of April.

For the technically curious geeks: Nikon D7100, 300mm focal length, 0.6 sec., f/5.6, ISO800. The above image was cropped from the full frame original after noise reduction and contrast and saturation adjustments.