Supermoons have been plentiful recently, but this month’s Sturgeon Moon is the final one of the year and photographers will have to wait 12 months for the next one.
PetaPixel rounds up some of the best photos taken of August’s supermoon, which derives its name from a giant fish found in the Great Lakes that was most readily caught this time of year.
The latest supermoon looked its best just after it had risen on the eastern horizon, when it had a warm orange glow.
When the moon is close to the horizon, it becomes an “illusion”, tricking our brains into comparing the natural satellite with buildings, trees, and houses that make it seem far bigger than normal.
Dan Martland was out shooting pictures in New York City where he was slightly hampered by cloud cover.
“Took quite a bit of persuading, but the super moon finally popped out through the clouds this evening over,” the director of photography wrote on Twitter.
BBC News stills photographer Jeff Overs captured an incredible photo of the Sturgeon Moon rising over London’s financial district.
And he visited Stonehenge to capture the moon behind the prehistoric monument.
— Jeff Overs (@JeffOvers) August 12, 2022
While D.C. photographer Dave Lyons managed a geometrical shot of the supermoon rising behind the Washington Monument.
And over in County Down, Northern Ireland, Chris McKay put together an amazing photo of the moon rising with a lighthouse in situ.
Meanwhile, in the home city of the Beatles, Kevin Elias shot the massive moon rising behind Liverpool’s liver birds.
Craig Shimala posted a timelapse of the full moon rising behind skyscrapers in Chicago, which he captured 13 miles from the Windy City with a 600mm zoom lens.
— Craig Shimala (@cshimala) August 12, 2022