Extracurricular Photography: Supermoon

Several times a year the moon gets closer to the earth than usual, and sometimes this coincides with a full moon. The media has dubbed this phenomena as a “super moon” event, although the technical term NASA uses is a “perigee moon.” This means that the moon is roughly 30,000 miles closer, making it exceptionally bright on a clear night and ever-so-slightly larger in appearance. This happened on July 11, and our photographer happened to have a wonderful lens handy for the night. Despite the rain, clouds, haze, and humidity he managed to get a decent photo of our nearest solar neighbor.

August promises an even better event in the night sky with super moon that fully coincides with a perfectly full moon in the closest pass of the year. Check out the NASA website for more info on this beautiful phenomenon, and take a look at the photo below, and as always click on the image for a full-size preview. Let us know what you think! We may be able to do metal, canvas, or traditional prints if you are interested!

Shot with a 400mm f/2.8L and a 2X EF III teleconverter, into a Canon T3i, at 1/160, f/8, ISO 100

Shot with a 400mm f/2.8L and a 2X EF III teleconverter, into a Canon T3i, at 1/160, f/8, ISO 100

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