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November 13, 2016

Super-duper Moon Monday Night

SuperMoonbyArlon-Motsch_110-SQ.jpgA reminder to our friends in the Astrophotography forum.
Our moon will be coming so close to Earth on Monday night (November 14) that it promises to be much larger in the night sky, and up to 30% brighter.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) tells us:
The full moon of November 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century. The full moon won't come this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034.

SuperMoonbyArlon-Motsch_300.jpgThis astro-show by our moon makes for excellent opportunities to take images like the one we have illustrating this article.

It was captured by Silver member Arlon Motsch (arlon), from Texas, USA in July, 2014 with his Nikon D800E and a 600mm lens (boosted by a 2x teleconverter).

If astrophotography is one of your interests, check your local weather, hope for the best and train your eyes to the skies on the evening of November 14.

And make sure you share your best images here.

Photo-Tip: If you are not interested in astrophotography-style "shooting the moon" you may have a favorite nighttime cityscape or landscape in mind that would benefit from an extra-large moon in the sky above it.

Your next chance to capture the moon this close will be in 18 years (November 25, 2034).

Posted by flashdeadline at November 13, 2016 4:00 PM

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