Musings from the Laundromat – Super Moon Sunday
There is one advantage to being roused from sleep at various times during the night/early morning – and that is the night sky.
Thanks to Butters, my sleepless manatee, I witnessed this on Friday the 8th. (Well, considering the ungodly hour, I guess it was technically Saturday the 9th)
I’m surprised at how well they came out considering I was half asleep, and capturing the moon looking like anything more than a blurry dust mote on the lens without a tripod is near impossible for me even when wide awake.
I did absolutely no editing at all. It seemed strange to me that the moon was setting so early (3:30 am? It felt like 3:30 am …) But there it is – quickly going from the sky to behind a tree and finally sinking behind the mountain.
Tonight should make for more amazing photos as it is Super Moon Sunday.
What’s so super about it? Well, it will be closer to the earth than it’s been in over 20 years.
Throw into the mix the fact that it will appear 30% brighter and 14% bigger too!
Not going to lie, there is a part of me that hopes I miss it due to uninterrupted sleep. But if I am up, I’ll snap some shots.
Posted on August 10, 2014, in Photography & Art, Uncategorized and tagged astronomy, orange moon, photography, supermoon 2014. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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