Once in a Blue moon…

Halloween brings a special light

Alejandro Martinez Jr., Legacy photo editor

For the first time in 76 years trick-or-treaters went out for candy under the light of a Blue Moon. According to the Farmer’s Almanac that won’t happen again until 2039. photo Alejandro Martinez, Legacy photo editor

“The moon picture was taken at roughly 3:30 am on October 30, 2020. The equipment used to take the pictures was a Canon T6 REBEL EOS Camera, a 400mm telephoto lens with a 2x magnifier, a UV filter, and a tripod,” Alejandro Martinez, 12, said. “Over an extent of 6 hours, I was finally able to acquire the picture of the moon by using a manual mode in my camera. My setting was set up for fast-acting shooting due to the conditions of the night sky and constant movement of clouds making the moon appear smudged and blurry. The setting used were 1/16000 shutter speed, 7.1 aperture, and a 12000 ISO.”