16 June 2011
After a¬†dramatic sunset that produced¬†a kalidescope of colours¬†due to¬†the presence of volcanic ash cloud, the stage was all¬†set for a light show of a different kind last night - the longest lunar eclipse in a decade. With Mt Hotham being Australia's highest alpine resort, there were plenty of mountain top vantage points¬†to take in¬†the twinkling skies above. In fact up here you can almost reach¬†the stars!
One keen local, Gavin Moody,¬†braved the chilly temperatures last night and made the special trip up the mountain to take some photos from Danny's Lookout. Gavin patiently¬†watched the lunar light display unfold from 4am - 7am.¬†Here is one of his images which was taken with a Nikon D700 and¬†a 300mm fixed lense.
There are so many fantastic photo locations at Hotham, and the sunsets are so beautiful this time of year. We always like to see new photos, so if you have any great images you would like to share¬†with us be sure to send them¬†in.¬†¬†
To see more of Gavin's images of the eclipse click here¬†to go to the gallery.
Image courtesy of Gavin Moody