The super blue blood moon captured in Uckfield by Mike Belford.

‘Super blue blood moon’ photographed in Uckfield

There was great excitement yesterday as people looked out for a ‘super blue blood moon’ to appear above the Earth and Uckfield people were among those able to capture pictures of it.

The photograph above was taken by keen amateur photographer Mike Belford. He used a Canon 600d camera – with Sigma 150-600mm lens – on a tripod to steady the shot, with a trigger shutter release.

The settings used were aperture 6.3, shutter speed 1/100 and the ISO was at 6400.

Mike doesn’t use Photoshop or lightroom but added a small amount of contrast and shadowing to make the image stand out a little, using software which came as standard with his computer.


The super blue blood moon photographed by Ian Ritchie from his Uckfield garden.

Ian Ritchie shares a photograph of the moon here which he took in his garden.

He told Uckfield News he was just getting used to the new camera and new lens: “It is a Nikon D3300 with a cheap Opteka 800mm telephoto lens and 2x teleconverter (whatever that means!).”

There’s more about the super blue blood moon – a spectacle created by a total eclipse with a blue moon and super moon, in this Guardian story.

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