Thursday, November 24, 2016

Supermoon!

I was going to go out and post this album a while back but I got swamped with other responsibilities, bad weather, snow, flying monkeys.  These kind of things happen.

Oh well, better late than never!

Meagan and I went down to Brighton Beach in Duluth, Minnesota so we could shoot the Supermoon rising up over Lake Superior.  I knew that the atmosphere would bend the light of the moon as it rose on the horizon, and that is exactly what I wanted to catch.
 No moon yet....
 There is some moon!
 Little more...
 More...
 More...
 Pretty much fully up, but notice how squashed the moon is as it sits in the zone of interference right along the horizon.






 Still looks like a squashed potato.



 As the moon rises it also gets less and less red.

 There must have been a temperature inversion as it squished up again.


 Only for a moment...



Finally I went back to the observatory and got a real shot with the telescope!  SUPERMOON!

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