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About This Project

The sun, the Earth and the moon lined up to become a Big Red Moon Sunday night.  With clear skies, and a little good luck, I perched myself and several cameras high atop Memorial Stadium to capture this possibly once-in-a-lifetime event.

You see, the moon was a supermoon, a full moon at its closest point to the Earth.  The last lunar eclipse of a supermoon occurred in 1982.  It was the fifth occurrence since the start of the 20th century and the last for nearly 20 years.

Through the eyes of a telescope, I was able to host a live broadcast over Periscope.  Through the stream, I discovered that many others were experiencing what I feared might happen in Lincoln – inclement weather.  I was honored to be able to share the spectacular sights and sounds of the Super Blood Moon from over 200 feet above Tom Osborne Field.

Moreover, I am humbled to have nearly 12,000 people from around the globe spend some time sharing my view.  Below are several captures of the streams from start to finish of the Big Red Moon.

I’d like to thank a few friends for being with me on the press box roof, helping in various ways.  H/t to Chad Chiesa, Kelly Mosier (and family), Matt Tomjack (and family), and Brooks Armstrong.

Edit: Due to several requests, you will find a list of equipment used at the bottom of this post.

With the help of Chad Chiesa, we were able to simulcast some “behind-the-scenes” coverage of the fun:


Still Photos: Canon 5D Mark III – Canon 24-70mm lens, Canon 300mm lens

Time Lapse: BlackMagicDesign Cinema Camera – 24-70mm lens

Broadcast: iPhone 5S, 13mm and 17mm Celestron eyepiece, modified Celestron 1300mm telescope

Photography, Social Media, Video