The Rare Blood Moon Eclipse Captured with Timelapse Photography

Timelapse photographer, Andrew Walker was determined to shoot and display the images of a lunar eclipse in a way that nobody had ever seen before. He didn’t want to just recreate and publish images that were already sprawled all over the web; he wanted something that stood out, something memorable, something that told a story. What he came up with is a dramatic and chilling timelapsed series of the eclipse:

These photos of the April 15, 2014, lunar eclipse were taken at the CARMA observatory in the Inyo Mountains in eastern California, where seriously high-tech telescopes produce high-resolution astronomical images. Walker used two Canon 5D Mark III cameras with Canon lenses and a RED Epic with a 300-1200mm Canon Century zoom lens that is used on IMAX cameras.

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While the equipment produced clear, crisp images of the event and the location, Walker really tied the story together with some great music from 2001: A Space Odyssey to give it the eerie feel.

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