Return of the Supermoon!!

Supermoon, moon,perigee

Supermoon, March, 2011

I was just reading that this weekend, the moon is due to be at perigee again, meaning it will be at it’s closest point to earth all year, a mere 221,824 miles away. And it will be full, so you can bet that many photogs will be aiming their lenses skyward, hoping to get a crater-filled, sharp, and eye-popping image of our nearest celestial body.

This reminded me of two posts I wrote back in March of 2011, when the moon was also at its closest point that year.

If you’re interested in taking “a shot at the moon” yourself, you might want to check out this post: “Shoot the moon- But you’d better hurry” for some tips.

We invited readers to send us their best moon images from that perigee, and we shared a few of those in this post: ““Supermoon”, Super Images”.

I’m hoping for clear skies and plan to get out there for a while. And watch for the moonrise over the horizon. The moon normally looks larger than normal as it climbs the sky — that should be even more true this weekend.

Send us your Supermoon shots and we’ll share them. Please send to

I’ll leave you with a quote that we often heard growing up…

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”        W. Clement Stone

Except this weekend, try not to miss!


About Ed Spadoni "Thoughts and opinions, resources and experiences… for emerging photographers everywhere."
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10 Responses to Return of the Supermoon!!

  1. Spectacular photograph! Great quote and encouraging words, as well.

  2. Rodney says:

    Thanks for the reminder Ed. I will try to get out and get some shots. I remember my best moon photo ever taken from the top of Mt. Cardigan, and it is all thanks to your tips!

  3. nutsfortreasure says:

    Wonderful and my back yard and fire pit with cold drinks will be ready as I attach my camera off in the darkness to that awful tripod just so I can get one of those images you talk about 🙂

    • Ed Spadoni says:

      LOL! I’m sure you can do it. I’ve had a few awful tripods myself.

      By the way, I can be there by about 8, I’ll bring the ice ;-). Thanks, Ed

      • nutsfortreasure says:

        There is plenty of SPACE here 🙂 love the quiet of the NH woods 🙂

        I always shoot from camera in my hand but I do have a nice enough one though I hate being attached to it 🙂

  4. Clanmother says:

    Absolutely exquisite! Had to add a quote –
    “It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.”
    ― Ptolemy

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