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    March 19th, Super Full Moon

    For those into Lunar photography:


    Super Full Moon on NASA Science / Science News

    To find when astronomical events happen for the Sun, Moon, and other objects where you are, check out:
    DLR's Heavens Above

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Steaphany,

    Thanks for the reminder.Clear skies are forecast here.Hoping to get some moonrise shots.

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    The same here. I will do some shots for sure :-)

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Agreed! Thanks Steaphany! We'll have to run a mini-comp with everyone's results.

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Cloudy skies and torrential rain forecast for us !!!!!!!! Rats !!!!!!

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Shame for me..I had to send off my camera today to have the dust cleaned from the sensor.....waaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Had a bash at it tonight on the way home with my 70-300mm as it was low in the sky over the sea. Think the forecast is clear for tomorrow.....now whats the longest lens we have lying around at work?

    March 19th, Super Full Moon

    As a rule of thumb you will get 1mm of moon at your sensor for every 100mm of focal length on your lens - and sorry that is every real 100mm not the extra you get with the crop factor. If you want to fill the viewfinder then start looking for a 1500mm lens.


    That said get any binoculars or spotting scope and bung your phone or compact up against the eyepiece and you may be surprised at the results.
    Last edited by Black Pearl; 18th March 2011 at 11:13 PM.

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    I read a couple of places this week that this moon will be the closest it has been at full in 833 years. NASA just said it is the closest it has been since 1983. NASA also says a full moon at perigee happens every 18 years. hmmmmm

    I don't care. I'm going to be out in the cold, watching it any way.

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Keep in mind that you don't have to actually take the photograph on the 19th. On the 18th, the Moon will rise before the Sun sets and will be 99% full. On the 20th, the Moon will rise after the Sun has set while it's still getting dark and the Moon will still be 97% full.

    For me here in Texas, my work will prevent me from capturing the Moon rise on the 19th. Today, the 18th, The Moon will rise from the direct East, but the Sun will still be 50 minutes from setting making the actual Moon rise at the horizon hard to distinguish. ( Yes, I have an unobstructed view to the East horizon. ) The best day for me will be Sunday the 20th but that means the azimuth where the Moon rises shifts South to 104 36' 2", behind a hill. I still plan on having my Orion 1250mm f/13.9 ( 90mm ) Maksutov Cassegrain with Sigma SD14 ready.

    Reviewing my options, I may be better off going for the Moon set tomorrow morning at 7:13 AM Local time when the Moon will be at an azimuth of 266 18' 5" and I'll still have 26 minutes before Sun Rise with the Moon still being 99.7% full. I'll just have to drive a couple miles from my home to get a clear view of the Western horizon.
    Last edited by Steaphany; 19th March 2011 at 12:21 AM. Reason: Added more

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    It's supposed to be raining here . . .

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    I don't know that much about moon and sun movement. How do I know where to expect the moonrise? (So I can search for a spot this afternoon).

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    I've found the answer:
    Position of the Moon.
    Last edited by JK6065; 19th March 2011 at 03:37 PM.

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Took this an hour back!
    300mm, 1/320 secs, f/9, ISO 200, Spot metering....

    March 19th, Super Full Moon
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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Kindly Ignore the date I have put there. My beer was interfering with my body clock. I have replaced the image on flickr now. Lets see when it gets updated.
    Cheers!

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Beautiful, Sahil!

    You all might want to check this out: The Photographer's Ephemeris. It's pretty cool.

    Best of luck to everyone with clear skies tonight

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Thanks, Elise

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Once again, again,again,again,again and again in Venice a fog, clouds and rains ((((((((

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Clouds started rolling in to the East about an hour ago.

    Pops

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    Yesterday and today, with the winds bringing in moist air from the Gulf of Mexico, I have had too much cloud cover.

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    Re: March 19th, Super Full Moon

    This is in another full moon thread, as well.

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