Sunday, March 20, 2011

14% Bigger and 30% Brighter!

Because I have not posted a blog in a while, here we go!

So, have you all heard about the super moon? The moon was closer to the earth last night, then any other time in 18 years. For those of you who missed it, you have another 18 years to prepare for it again! Actually, catch it tonight, it will only be 300 miles further then it was last night! Not that much when you consider the more than 220,000 miles away the moon usually is. I had a cloudy night last night, but as you can see above, I managed to capture the shape and size. Tonight? Well, the clouds are more intense tonight, so the chances of capturing the moon tonight are SLIM or NONE!

Why bring this up? For those of you who do not know, I am setting up to really get into astrophotography this coming year. So far, I do not have all of my gear, but I am very close! Hopefully by time we have our next clear night, when the moon is not full, I will be capturing a nebula or galaxy! We shall see! Until then, thank you for checking up on me and have a wonderful week!

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to say that I love your blog/photos! They are always stunning. You've inspired me to get my own photo blog going, though mine is quite amateurish by comparison. I'm excited to see your "astrophotos" whenever you start snapping them. Keep shooting!