Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Biggest and Brightest Supermoon in 68 Years


My super ambitious goal of the day, November 13, 2016, was to take pictures of the moon. Not just any moon, but the supermoon. And not just any supermoon but the biggest and brightest full moon since January 26, 1948. There won't be another one this close until November 25, 2034. In fact that sounds like the beginning of a time travel plot...inspired by a recent movie I saw about time travel to 2016 because of a rarely seen comet in 1945. (Journey Back to Christmas)

That's a long wait so I decided to do my best capturing stunning shots of a huge moon against the horizon. I highly anticipated sunset. However I got so completely caught up in cooking dinner that I forgot to look for the moon on the horizon. As soon as I realized my forgetfulness I grabbed my camera and ran out the back door. Alas, the moon in my backyard was of normal size, through a bit brighter. Later I saw incredible pictures others had taken. The next day was cloudy throughout. Even so, I did chase the moon a couple of mornings later while driving home around 9am. I had the moon in sight, large and pale white against a stunning blue sky with blazing leaves set in the foreground. I kept it in sight as I parked the van in the driveway, ran into the house to grab my camera and ran back outside to find...the blue sky and blazing leaves, but no moon. I lost my incredible moment.

Nevertheless, nothing ventured, nothing gained. I have these attempts taken on the evening of November 13.

11-13-16 Supermoon 6
7:08pm


11-13-16 Supermoon 2
7:08pm


11-13-16 Supermoon 8
7:08pm


11-13-16 Supermoon 4
7:14pm


11-13-16 Supermoon 5
7:14pm


11-13-16 Supermoon 6
7:30pm


11-13-16 Supermoon 7
7:30pm


11-13-16 Supermoon 8
7:56pm


11-13-16 Supermoon 9
7:56pm




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