The Brightest Moon of the Year!

canarybird01January 29, 2010

I took this photo tonight of the moon which will be the brightest one for this year 2010. Here's a news clip about it.

And I'm pleased that we had a clear sky here in Canary Islands so I could get this photo:

As I don't yet have a telephoto lens for my SLR, I used my Olympus SP-560 UZ point and shoot set to Manual(M), f/4.5, shutter 1/160, ISO 50, using a tripod and the self-timer.

If you are in darkness and have a clear sky tonight, go and have a look at this wonderful moon. You can see Mars just to the left.

It's a perfect photo op.

Sharon (Canarybird)

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Fabulous photo, Sharon. I noticed the extreme brightness of the moon last night here in North Carolina, USA. :) And now I know why. Thanks for posting!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2010 at 7:43PM
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murraysmom Zone 6 OH

I just thought it was because it was a full moon. What a great picture, Sharon!! I was thinking it might be fun to try to take a picture of the full moon. It's in the teens here, though and I'd have to do it in a hurry!!!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 11:39AM
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Funny, I hadn't read about its brightness, but, it caught my eye last night so I ran out to try to catch a little of it. However, like Murraysmom, it was in the teens so I tried a braced shot rather than setting up a tripod. Nigh pic. Bad idea of course,

But, with the thin wispy winter clouds rolling past the knarled branches of a couple of locust trees I shot it through, it made for a kind of eerie pic anyway. Of course, when I downloaded it this morning I really regretted not getting the tripod. From Eddy the snow beagle

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 1:49PM
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murraysmom Zone 6 OH

RC, I think that is a REALLY cool picture!! Just awesome!!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 7:09PM
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Thanks murraysmom. I'm thinking it might come in handy next Halloween. ;)

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 7:13AM
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