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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!