Congratulations to Tom Elenbaas for winning the Nightscapes Assignment with the image, “Blood Moon.”
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“My brother and I made a trip to Death Valley in May to photograph the total lunar eclipse,” says Elenbaas. “A heavy cloud cover developed right after sunset, but we remained optimistic. The weather apps we were using predicted there would be a break in the clouds around 1 a.m., shortly before the start of the eclipse, and that’s exactly what happened. Although there were still heavy clouds all around, a window opened up right where the moon was traversing the night sky. As an added bonus, the fully eclipsed moon revealed a beautiful Milky Way.”