Apologizes for posting this late folks. I went out camping on the night of the eclipse and only got back today. It was a very surreal experience standing out in the wilds with the valley walls bathed in a ghostly shade. Knowing my furry friends were all sleeping helped prop my courage. Tide was dropping.What a lot of people do not realize with a dropping tide is that all those huge slimy trees lifted up by the tide, do get hooked when the tide drops. Causing them to drop…..”suddenly”. So hearing these loud sudden noises was a bit unnerving.

I decided not to stay for three more hours to capture the moon leaving Earths shadow.

Its called a “Blood Red Wolf Moon” because the moon passed through near the edge of Earths shadow and not the centre. This gives a reddish hue colouring.

A Wolf moon is the name given to the full moon of January. Each month has its own unique name.

58 thoughts on “BLOOD RED WOLF MOON

    1. the noise was sudden and loud! Took me awhile to figure out what was going on.I also know that any animal back in the bush does not make sound.Best way to see them is two bright red dots staring back at you.

      1. Yes, spooky would describe it perfectly – lots of little noises in the dark, no matter how large or small the moon was, your imagination was going to run wild.

  1. Glad you were able to experience the blood moon and take photos as well. It must have been amazing!!! It was foggy here in No. CA although some went above it to enjoy the event. Interesting about the dropping logs, it makes sense that they would drop, but a bit scary. Wonder what the ancient Native Americans thought of such an event with the moon turning red and logs dropping, and if they have a story about it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. superstition ran and still does run rampant with Natives. So I can only assume they would fear events like this. As far as the sounds from the logs dropping,they’d be very familiar with that I bet.
      Sorry to hear you had fog.I hear next time will be in 21.

  2. Your photos are the best I saw of this eclipse. Marvelous!

    Thanks for writing about trees dropping with the receding tide. I would never have thought of that. For 50 years we lived close to Long Island Sound, and there were never any floating trees in our area. I’ll bet ice could have made a lot of noise. The water in the inlet rarely froze, but when it did, it was spectacular to look at. I would like to have been there when the tide went out to see what it would sound like.

    1. thank you Anne! I consider shots like this more astronomical that anything else. About the only creative measure I would have with something like this is having one of my eagle friends pose for me. I was far away from any of them however.
      I once got stuck behind a sheet of ice in the inlet I camp in. I had to go very slowly through.Took me over a hour. Don’t want to do that again!

  3. I agree, it was an awesome experience to witness. I just had to keep running in and out of the house because it was -30 degrees. I only started taking about 11:30 pm and now wish I had taken more.

  4. These look great, and thanks for explaining the reason for the name of “Wolf”-that was new to me. I watched until the totality for a while, then couldn’t find the moon through my lens so let it go at that. .the logs dropping would have been eerie.

    1. photography like life is all about being at the right place at the right time Terri.
      I was surprised we had clear skies to be honest.Normally we have nothing but overcast conditions as well.

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