The Super Blue Blood Moon, as you are probably all too aware, happened this morning. I got my butt up at 4:00 AM so I could leave by 5:00 AM or so. I got out to my spot about and was set up by 5:45 AM.

I was on a causeway that overlooks an intercoastal waterway. It was only about 45 degrees out, but it was windy as all hell. That made it cold. Very cold. I started taking pics and tried to stay warm.

This first pic is the full moon at 5:46 AM. The following shot is the moon at 6:52 AM. The header pic is from 7:00 AM.

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Thankfully, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Seriously. Not one wisp of a cloud. I couldn’t have asked for better conditions.

This is a wide, 10-second exposure of the scene at 6:47 AM. It was just plain gorgeous out. That is Pass-A-Grille Beach across the water.

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Besides the Super Blue Blood Moon in front of me, there was a great show going on behind me as well. While still dark in front, dawn was breaking to the east. These are 5-second exposures with the lights of cars driving on the causeway.

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All these people were missing an amazing show on each side of them. Some did stop for a phone pic or two. There were also at least three other photographers set up on the causeway with me.

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Now we are getting to the good part; the moon approaching the horizon. As it slowly got brighter out and the moon got lower, I was constantly adjusting shutter speeds and how tight the shot was. These are the three best of the moon set.

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Totally worth sitting out in the cold and wind for 90 minutes.

These were all taken with my Nikon D5200 and my Nikkor 18-300mm lens with a 2x teleconverter.