In the early hours of May 16th, you were able to listen to an unusual symphony of mobile phone alarms in the cozy cabin of the Refugio Punta de Los Roques in the mountains of La Palma. On an altitude of 2085m / 6840ft one is mostly independent to the weather conditions – so a handful of stargazers hiked to that Refugio to observe that rare event. Unnecessary to highlight the legendary dark sky conditions above the clouds of La Palma.
For me, it was the first time to catch a lunar eclipse on camera. Actually, it was a Super Blood Moon Eclipse and I had no idea how the conditions would be. Would the Milky Way be visible during Totality? I guess most nightscapers had been at this point before, asking themselves those questions. On that monday morning around 5 am, I was thrilled to find that answers myself.