11-14-2016, 10:38 AM
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  • Johnny
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A good friend that I use to work with took these pictures last night of the Super Moon.  Last time it was this close to earth was 1948 and the next time it's this close will be 2034.

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 11-14-2016, 10:40 AM
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  • eengler
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Stunning!

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 11-14-2016, 11:41 AM
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  • evnpar
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Beautiful. He sure knows what he's doing. The moon is so bright, that it's difficult to photograph without proper filters.

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 11-14-2016, 12:54 PM
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It looks so much bigger in the 2nd photo. The first one must have been taken the day before. Biggrin

Actually Richard, the moon is no more difficult to photograph than a piece of granite in direct sunlight, which if one thinks about it, is exactly what it is. Just take a spot reading for the moon, and it'll be properly exposed in a jet black field. No filters required.

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 11-14-2016, 01:34 PM
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Amazing photography Johnny.

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 11-14-2016, 02:08 PM
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(11-14-2016, 12:54 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: It looks so much bigger in the 2nd photo. The first one must have been taken the day before. Biggrin

Actually Richard, the moon is no more difficult to photograph than a piece of granite in direct sunlight, which if one thinks about it, is exactly what it is. Just take a spot reading for the moon, and it'll be properly exposed in a jet black field. No filters required.

Naturally, the first photo was taken with a different lens, plus it was overcast and very cloudy when the first picture was taken.  I believe he said the first picture was taken around midnight and the second around 3:30AM.

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 11-14-2016, 07:23 PM
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It was pretty impressive this evening. Much more so in person.

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 11-15-2016, 06:00 AM
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Johnny that was exactly my point. Through the use of lenses, any full moon looks exactly like the super moon.  It's an astronomical event only; even though it was announced widely by the media. How exactly does that happen? How do they get all of the media to report the same "stuff" at the same time. (and the news isn't controlled, or so we're told) When a non-event such as this shows up simultaneously by all the lemmings in the media it is plain to see that the news IS controlled. I say non-event because it was just a specific full moon (basically) for folks who can't track the distance of the moon. The super moon was so little bigger that it would have been unnoticeable without being measured by instruments, or by being processed through the filter of ones mind.

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