Central Floridians were checking out eclipse Sunday night; New Smyrna Beach's Kem McNair captured picture-perfect blood moon

YouTubbe download / AP video / The supermoon eclipse is captured on camera. The bloodmoon still image was captured by New Smyrna Beach surfer and photographer Kem McNair.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla -- Surfer and wildlife photographer Kem McNair got the picture-perfect shot of the blood moon Sunday night near the beach.

Central Floridians like McNair were checking to see the moon, earth and sun lined up to create an eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear. It was also the year's first super moon when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter.

"Blood moon just before total eclipse," McNair posted matter of fact on his Facebook page, along with two gorgeous pics of the blood moon. For other locals, getting that perfect shot was just not in the (astrology) cards so to speak.

New Smyrna Beach surfer dude Kem McNair / Headline Surfer®Central Floridians like Kem McNair were checking to see the moon, earth and sun lined up to create an eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear. It was also the year's first super moon when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter.

"Blood moon just before total eclipse," McNair posted matter of fact on his Facebook page, along with two gorgeous pics of the blood moon. For other locals, getting that perfect shot was just not in the (astrology) cards so to speak.

"Trying to take photos of the super blood wolf moon in the cold -- iPhone does not like gloves," groused Rosemary Calhoun of Ormond Beach, who captured what appeared to be a blur.

Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette, was ecstatic with his shot, which was an elongated blur with what appeared to be his smudged fingerprints in the background. And Rosa Campbell of Deltona was on Facebook Live last night, her moon shot bouncing up and down like a yo-yo.

"I'm not going to be out here for an hour like this," Campbell remarked. "It's cold out here.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.