2017 Supermoon Ascending
“We all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun.”
This month we experienced one of the most beautiful full moons I have ever seen. It was the final super moon of 2017, putting on an amazing display for sky-watchers everywhere (at least those of us lucky enough to have seen it on a clear night).
“Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.”
Despite Mr. Hosseini’s wishes, the moon did NOT go slowly, in fact it was probably fully-ascended in about 20 minutes. I’d checked Photographers Ephemeris and positioned myself where I thought I could capture a tree silhouette in front of the moon, but alas I was off by just enough that it was beside the moon instead. More importantly though, the moonrise was lush with a warm orange color and breathtaking in its splendor. Photography notwithstanding, it was quite a sight to behold.
“It was the kind of moon that I would want to send back to my ancestors and gift to my descendants.”
For my followers who might wonder whether I used my new Fuji or my Nikon, I must admit it was the Nikon. To capture the detail of the moon I used my 70-200mm lens plus a 1.4 TC and a sturdy tripod – none of which I have for the Fuji. YET! But I’ve ordered a tripod plate for the Fuji and have traded in a good portion of my Nikon kit to finance a new lens or two for the Fuji – so keep checking, it’s a journey for sure!
Wishing everyone stress-free holiday preparations 😊.