Global Awareness

Super Blue Blood Moon Expedition

By: Austin Quach (Class of 2018)

Photos by: Gwynn Lim (11) + Austin Quach (12) + Nuoyan Wang (9)

On January 31, a small group of students awoke from their deep slumber to snap photographs of the rare super blue blood moon. The most recent occurrence of the super blue blood moon was 150 years ago. The students set off for their journey at 4:00 in the morning. The photographers trekked through the crisp cold air and dewy grass until they reached a field behind the residential area of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. There they erected their tripods, and fixed their cameras. The beginning 20 minutes was spent capturing the eclipse at the half-way stage.  When the eclipse was complete, the students attached steel wool to a whisk, and spun it. The steel wool that is attached to the whisk is extremely fine and can be lit on fire. Once the camera shutter opens, each line of wool drags across the screen, causing a spiral effect.

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February 16, 2018