Super Moon

Obligatory Supermoon Shot

The full moon was up in a clear sky, demanding attention, so I obliged. It’s a super moon, though I am technically nearly a day late. The moon is at its closest approach to earth, and therefore its largest size. It’s really only slightly larger than normal. Any plain old full moon would look about the same. But its got the news channels buzzing on a summer day. Why not snap a pic?

This shot was taken with a Nikon D90 and a Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S ED VR at 300mm, cropped. I underexposed 5 stops to retain the maximum surface detail. Full moons tend to have blown-out highlights and flat appearance. Other phases show more surface detail and dimension more easily. ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/1250.