Saturday, March 19, 2011

Super Moon...

It's Supermoon! A Rare Lunar Event Tonight

Photo by Sundogg via LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

Each time I listened to the news the past few days I heard about the "Super Moon."
The reporters said that scientists estimated the moon rising in the east at sunset this Saturday would appear 14 percent bigger than usual, and 30 percent brighter at its peak tonight.  

I was excited to attempt to take a few photos.  At first, I was disappointed because I saw no sign of the moon at sunset.  I thought my only chance of getting a shot of the moon would be at sunset when there was still some light in the sky.

Around 10:00 pm I spied that bright old moon.  

I had expected it to seem larger, but it was still beautiful.  I grabbed my camera, experimented with a few settings, and I was pleased with the results.  

 I have a new respect for my camera.  The setting I used for these pictures is called "scenery."


  1. Yesterday morning about 6am, I was driving home from work & it was the most amazing view to see the moon setting in the West. It was large & yellowish/orange. I could barely keep my eyes off it. Last night while walking my dog, I saw it all bright and hazy melting the clouds with its brilliance. Hopefully tonight it will be just as lovely

  2. ...I love the way you described the moon as "melting the clouds with it's brilliance." Last night, that's exactly the way the sky looked for a while for me, too.

    After I downloaded my photos I went back out to take a few more shots, but the clouds were gone.

    We'll see how the moon looks tonight as it's
    clear here in Ipswich, MA. I rather like a cloudy moonlit night.


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