Mars and the Bloody Clouds

Mars and

Niigata City, Niigata, Japan

2 to 5am, July 28, 2018


I stood on top of a building for three hours in the middle of the night for these photos. I heard a typhoon was coming but I didn't expect the wind gusts to be so strong yet. Many exposures at slower shutter speeds were blurred because of this and I did realise the tripod shook in the wind. I took various shots at different exposures. To be honest, sometimes it was scary to stand there.

There were only fleeting moments when both Mars and the moon were visible together, and as you can see, the whole moon was not visible at any time. Soon after I took the last photo here, the moon disappeared never to be seen again and I missed it at its best.

Anyway, I managed to see the sun rise and greet another day. Goodnight.