I’m usually not one to “shoot-the-moon”
Talk about something done millions of times
and – All looking the same
Unless put in some interesting context
However, being a public service oriented guy 😉
For those of you who enjoy this
Mark your calendars
Read on for how to
Put yourself in the perfect position for your shot
Image is from – EarthSky
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Learn all about supermoons
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A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the moon’s disk as seen from Earth.
[Source of above text & image – Wikipedia]
Here (U.S. mid-Atlantic region) the forecast is promising –
20-30% cloud cover
As I mentioned earlier –
The moon is just the moon when it comes to a photo
Unless – you can place it in the context of
earth-bound objects to make things interesting
Shoot a supermoon (or any moon) alone in the sky
Without any context – and it looks like every other moon
Here is a tool to position yourself, the moon & your “context”
Knowing exactly where the moon will be
On any given day at any given time (sun, also)
Isn’t easy – unless you have something that tells you
How about something that shows you using a map of your surroundings?
How about overlaying the moon’s position on Google Maps?
How about being able to zoom in on an aerial image so that
You can see actual landmarks (the size of an auto) and
Where the moon (sun) will appear relative to them
If all of these things sound appealing, you need
Read all about it in an earlier post of mine
Downloads – iOS, Android & desktop (desktop is free)
Features – be sure to scroll the page
TPE display of the area right down the street from my house
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