SHOOT THE MOON event

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  1. JoseXavier

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    On March 19, astronomers calculate that the Moon will be "only" 356,577 miles of Earth, its closest approach since 1992. The event is known as "supermoon" and can be verified by the naked eye: the natural satellite appears larger and brighter in the sky. For astronomers, it's a recurrent and minor event - there was supermoon's in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005. It's a full moon night, the largest full moon of latest times

    I challenge you trying to take pictures of the moon on Saturday night and publish them.

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    Full moons are totally flat and boring. No shadows = plain gray disc.
     
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    ^^ hater!
     
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    Not a hater. Just know that a full moon is a (photographically) dull subject.
     
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    Taken four hours ago. Preparing for Saturday night ...

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    The only interesting thing about the moon is composing it with a city or something else. Ill still give it a go though
     
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    i heard about this and wouldn't you know it, i'm going camping this weekend.
    i hope to get some shots from out in the mountains.. away from city lights!


    i got this standing in my backyard not too long ago,

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    (not too long ago being a couple months, not tonight)
     
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    Just a hint for those who have never photographed the moon............ shoot in manual, with an exposure to equal a earth-bound mid-day sunlit shot.

    After all, the moon is sunlit!
     
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    Damn it, my D700 won't be here in time:(
     
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    Dont' worry. On April 18th, the moon will only be another 3402 miles away. That will be only 0.937% further.

    So it will appear 0° 0' 30" smaller.
     
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    The moon looked bigger than it normally does on Saturday night and I enjoyed seeing it, the supermoon didn't look dull to me or anything. Below are beautiful photos of the supermoon:

    Beautiful pictures of the supermoon
     
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