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Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world.
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seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it. And in many ways it is my journal of everyday life. If you click on the Index you can see my posts under various topic headings.
I am a Freelance Journalist and Photographer based in Bunbury, Western Australia. My published work specialises in Western Australian travel articles and stories about inspiring everyday people. My passion is photography, writing, travel, wildflower and food photography.
Most recently I have been enjoying exploring other art genres, including Eco-printing with Australian leaves onto cloth and paper.
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Monday, 6 April 2015

Lunar Eclipse, Western Australia, 4 April 2015

On Saturday night 4 April during the Easter period I was thrilled to be able to photograph the lunar eclipse.  We were out in the central Western Australian wheatbelt visiting my family who farm in the area, so conditions were going to be perfect with absolutely no ambient light from towns, highways, factories etc. 

The total eclipse was due to be at its peak around 8pm. Early in the evening the clouds started to roll in, but I was able to get some photos during the early phases of the eclipse.  In simple terms the lunar eclipse occurs when the earth passes between the moon and sun creating what they call "the blood moon".

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The explanation below comes from www.space.com - please click here to read more - 
Total Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is fully submerged in the core of the Earth's shadow, called the umbra. The outer ring of the shadow is called the penumbra. When the moon passes into the penumbra, it darkens the surface of the moon, making it look as if a "bite" has been taken from the lunar surface. "Totality" occurs when the moon is completely submerged in the umbra, and takes on a deep red hue because of light filtered through Earth's atmosphere.

Sometimes you just get lucky. Thanks to my family who went along with me for the experience, we went out onto a quiet country track and I was in the right spot at the right time. A few seconds after this image was taken the moon went totally behind cloud. My photography friends in my home town were completely clouded out and didn't get a shot at all! But evidently they had a spectacular sunset.  You can't win them all. I just wish I'd had a longer lens. Tripod absolutely essential.

The next total lunar eclipse takes place on Sept. 28, 2015. That comes shortly after a partial solar eclipse on Sept. 13, which will only be visible in Antarctica

For those that missed the lunar eclipse, you can see a video here - Shortest blood moon of the century

While we were waiting to see if the clouds were going to move my nephew and I played around with 30 seconds time lapse and the light from his mobile phone.  The totally black night conditions really helped with the success. What fun! I'd like to do some more of these shots.

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  1. The eclipse - any eclipse - is a treat for a photographer. Great shots, and I diine the ones you took with your nephew too!

  2. WOW! So cool! It was cloudy and rainy here so could not see it. You did great shots! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hello JIll, gorgeous photos of the lunar eclipse. It was cloudy here. So, I am happy to see your wonderful images.. Have a happy week ahead!

  4. A great series of sequential shots Jill - thanks for sharing (and visiting!)

  5. We were clouded over here but I am so happy to see your photos Jill. It's eerie seeing the moon a blood red colour.
    Thank you for linking your fabulous photos at Mosaic Monday for others to see this phenomenon.

  6. It was very cloudy here and hard to see our partial eclipse. Your shots are just gorgeous!

  7. Wow, amazing! Nice shots. We couldn't see it from here.

  8. Too cloudy to view the eclipse in London but your shots are incredible.

  9. No chance of viewing it over here! Must have been an amazing experience!!

  10. Lucky you...it was cloudy here so we couldn't see this eclipse...

  11. Excellent shots! How awesome when everything comes together like that!

  12. Amazing photos Jill, wow!

  13. Stunning photos Jill. I love the one of the blood moon. You are so clever. We saw it happening but didn't see the blood moon very clearly.

  14. These are wonderful...I like them together in a collage...it shows the whole transformation so well. We watched the moon rose that night, but didn't stay up for the eclipse...we were in Illinois, I think the light pollution would have made photographs difficult. The time lapse photos turned out well!

  15. I wish I'd been able to watch the eclipse but I was working. Lucky you that the clouds let you see it. It looks like you had fun with the time lapse.

  16. Very interesting Jill and you got some wonderful shots. Sounds like you were in the perfect place to get these captures. I took 3 but have not shared them anywhere yet, not so good ;) I hope that your weekend is filled with sweetness, I have thought of you often~

  17. Those are some very good shots. I know how difficult it is to capture an eclipse. Unfortunately, it was way too cloudy where I was.

  18. Stunning shots, Jill. I have never had much luck capturing the moon. I think part of the reason is that I am not much of a night person, so long in bed before anything starts...haha!

  19. Wonderful photos of the progress of the eclipse, especially that last one of the blood moon. Looks like your group had a good time entertaining themselves. I wish I had the skills to photograph the night sky.


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