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Tomorrow Night May Be the Best Time to Shoot the Moon in 18 Years

If you’ve been thinking of trying your hand at lunar photography, tomorrow night might present the perfect opportunity to do so. It’s when the Moon will be the closest it has been to the Earth in 18 years, making it 14% larger and 30% brighter than when the full Moon is furthest away. Miss this opportunity, and you won’t see a Moon like this until about 2029 — who knows what we’ll be shooting with by then!

Super Full Moon (via Harry Lim Photography’s Blog)


Image credit: Moon and trees by jpstanley


 
 
  • Wvtreehugger

    We have a pretty good write up on the supermoon at http://wvoutpost.com/2011/03/16/will-the-coming-supermoon-trigger-more-natural-disasters/ check it out…

  • http://cropsensorphoto.wordpress.com/ Jeff

    That’s interesting, I was out walking with the dogs today and noticed how bright the moon was and was thinking that I’d go out tomorrow night just as it’s coming up and take some pictures.

  • http://www.colinpeddle.com Colin Peddle
  • http://www.facebook.com/inguan Jovanovac Nevini Vinko

    here is so much cloud…

  • http://twitter.com/d7e7r7 David Ritchie

    Here’s my attempt at capturing it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidritchie/5540154587/

    Nikon D80, Sigma 70-300mm @ 300mm, f/8, 1/1600 sec, ISO 200

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  • http://www.techjaws.com Frank Jovine

    The super moon was a bust here in the mid west due to overcast skies. It seems every time there’s something special in the air, the weather is never on our side.

  • http://twitter.com/LloydKBarnes Lloyd Barnes

    I’m pretty happy with my shot – Olympus 50-200mm lens at 200mm with 1.4x teleconverter, 1/100s, f/5.6, ISO 100.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kalamakia/5541505707/

  • http://twitter.com/cjschmit CJ Schmit

    So very true Frank, I was feeling the same way. We always seem to loose out on the fun skies here in the midwest.