The Supermoon Eclipse Of May

Has been a great few months for lunar observations with supermoons for both April and May. The May supermoon had the bonus of of a complete lunar eclipse visible from pretty much anywhere over the Pacific. Possibly the only downside was the eclipse took place high off the horizon making any sort of foreground composition impossible. Still, had a great time observing this one, I didn’t even have to leave my back yard.

Supermoon swing and a miss

You’d think that after spending a few years now pursuing this genre of photography that I’d have my approach fairly well sorted out. Alas no, as I found out this week as I endeavoured to capture my first supermoon. I took the usual precautions of scouting potential foreground targets, using the enormously useful Photo Pills app to align my composition around the trajectory of the moon and finally of course locking in the time I’d actually make my shots. Despite all this, for the most part it was a swing and a miss.

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