Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hide and Seek, 3/19/11

(CNN) Saturday’s full moon will be a super “perigee moon”—the biggest in almost 20 years... When it’s at perigee, the moon is about 31,000 miles (50,000 km) closer to Earth than when it’s at the farthest point of its orbit, also known as apogee...“The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” said Geoff Chester with the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington. “I’d say it’s worth a look.”...As rare as it is, it may be worth a look. Miss it and you’ll have to wait until 2029 to see it again.

We were excited to shoot, but it was a challenge with the clouds, this first shot is probably the only one that shows how large the moon was. As it rose, so did the thick clouds, finally when it got high, the moon no longer looked larger than normal. Uggh.

The predicted moon rise was 7:09 but my first shot of the moon was 7:28. By 8:05, I started only taking shots of the moon, and post process with a crop and some adjustments to get the details.7:34
The best thing is getting together afterwards for a meal. Stan C, Maureen, Hiromi, Erick, Shun Wah and myself enjoyed dinner at Asahi Grill. The news that night showed shots from other places in the world and yes those showed the enormous moon. Uggh, the next one will be in 2029.


SW said...

Very nice cityscape shots.. it's so funny that as soon as you saw a corner of the moon, it was gone and huge black clouds came out. Nice spot you chose to stake out to get the lights from the harbor.

Erick said...

I agree, not a super moon. Great shot of the moon when it did get a chance to peek through the clouds.

jalna said...

GREAT shots Celia. My attempt at shooting the moon was a disaster. Drove to Makapuu. . . no parking. Drove to Sandy Beach . . . wind and sea spray freaked me out. Meager appearance of the moon . . . took two blurry shots. Went home.

C.Edward "Eddie" Freeman said...

very nice shots CD, I was at a different location and there was no opportunity to get the nice shots like you got. I like them a lot......well done