Another shot of the Super Moon from my back deck. Taken as the moon was becoming visible.
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV with an EF600 f/4L lens. Gitzo 5540LS tripod and a Wimberly head.
Unfortunately no Space Shuttles or Jumbo jets flew by while I was making the exposure so I had to be content with a couple of trees in the foreground. Not very exciting, but there you go.
Maybe in another 18 years or so I will have more luck when the super moon makes another appearance.
Well there are literally thousands of images of the ‘Super Moon’ on the internet. Some of the best that I have seen to date are from around Portugal in Europe, and Arizona in the USA.
I wasn’t as organized as many so had no fantastic location to shoot from… so did it in comfort from my own back deck.
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV. EF600 f/4L lens. Stacked a 2x and 1.4x on it for a lens equivalent of 2,184mm. Gitzo 5540LS tripod and a Wimberly head.
The moon has not been in a position to appear this large since March 1993.
From NASA Science: It’s a super “perigee moon” – the biggest in almost 20 years. “The last full Moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” says Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory in Washington DC. “I’d say it’s worth a look.” Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit. It is an ellipse with one side (perigee) about 50,000 km closer to Earth than the other (apogee)
Nearby perigee moons are about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than lesser moons that occur on the apogee side of the Moon’s orbit.
Check out the NASA Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1yalg_Apdw. It is not overly exciting but it explains what it is about.