A wee followup post here, as I was [at last!] able to upload my supermoon pix, and got a couple that pleased me.
[Rant alert: My poor broken camera’s repair estimate just came in …at about $200 more than it will cost to replace the camera. This makes me CRAZY. Why can’t we fix things any more? Why do we have to just throw things away? And you kids…get off my lawn, wouldja?]
Ahem. THIS —-> pic comes via boingboing. Lovely surface shot.
My pix were shot, by necessity, when the moon was very high, past the line of mountains to my east, and quite late at night — around 2 am.
The first shot is through the trees, just for the cool contrast.
The second, as you can see, is in in the clear, black sky…with just a wisp of tree branch tracing the lower edge, looking more like fog than anything else.
And to finish, Ten Things You Didn’t Know About The Moon, via space.com. [If you do click the link, you’ll see a very cool moon picture, however it is a cheat, as they photoshopped the beautifully detailed moon face onto a starry sky, which of course you could not see if you were viewing the moon in that kind of detail. I kinda hate that, which is why I didn’t post a copy here…]