Sunday, March 20, 2011

Supermoon (Photo Of The Day March 20)

During the evening of the 19th and the morning of the 20th it was possible to observe the moon at it's closest position to earth in the last 18 years. This event has had effects on tides and how bright it is at night, when the sky is clear that is. I took 30 minutes to shoot the moon last night, and came back with some nice images, although this one is the best by far. You can attempt to shoot it again tonight, but the moon will not be fully visible, as it was last night.

I took this shot with the Nikon D700, Nikon AF-S 300mm F4D IF-ED, TC14E combo, and then cropped the image to make the moon fill more of the frame. I used the following settings for my shot, ISO800, 1/1000s at F10.