Like many many others around the world I was outside last night taking photos of the “super moon”. L was out there with me for her first night shoot, first time using her camera in manual, and first time trying to capture the moon. She did a great job! You can see her results on her blog Photos From A College Student.
I have been told that the moon is “Super” when it’s orbit is closest to the Earth. Last night the moon was a little over 356,000 kilometers away from us; the closest it’s been in 18 years.
I’m not really excited about the results. I guess I was expecting something much larger to appear in the sky. At first you couldn’t even see the moon in our part of the world because of a heavy cloud cover. So I missed it rising. K and L are home for spring break and we headed to a movie instead of standing around waiting for the clouds to move. When we got home there was a short window where the clouds moved in and out of the path of the moon and we were able to see it and get off a few shots.
Here’s my best shot of the night SOOC.
And the same shot at a 100% crop.
I hope everyone had a chance to get out there and shoot the moon last night! Feel free to link to your “super moon” photo in the comments.
Have a great weekend everyone!