I had a hard time deciding on the 10th entry in my top 10 of 2018 list and decided to put the matter up for popular vote. It only took an hour or two for a clear favorite to pull away from the others. In hindsight, I should have guessed it would be this shot of a super blue blood moon as I had two print orders for it over the past few weeks.
I captured this second full moon of January on the night of Jan 31. With it being a second full moon of the month, it picked up the ‘blue’ title and happened to be coming closer to Earth than the average moon thus earning it the added ‘super’ descriptor. The blood part is due to a partial lunar eclipse. The timing of this particular moonset couldn’t have been more perfect in relation to the sunrise and allowed the moon to shine in the early morning sky while the homes around Abbot glowed softly under their blanket of white snow.
By popular demand, this is my tenth favorite image of 2018 – thank for voting!