Kathleen Riley Photography | Shoot the moon

Shoot the moon

September 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Are you ready to see something that hasn't happened since 1982? Today (Sunday) there will be a lunar eclipse while the moon is at the closest point to the earth in its orbit. What that means to you and your camera is you'll be able to see a lunar eclipse and a supermoon. Added perk, the moon should have a beautiful reddish hue too. This particular setup won't happen again until 2033 so head outside and at least look up at the sky even if you don't take any photos.

What time should you head out to see the event? In Minnesota (Central Time Zone) you can mosey on outside when the shadows begin to cross the moon at 8:07 p.m. CT and the total eclipse will begin at 9:11 p.m. CT with peak at 9:47 p.m. CT and ending at 11:27 a.m. CT. That's early enough that even my husband may be able to stay up to see it even with his early work schedule! (That really made him seem O-L-D!) 

Yes, but how do I shoot the moon?

Have you ever tried to take a photo of the moon and ended up with a ping pong ball on a field of black? Me too! I searched around the Inter Webs to find you something helpful and I'll give you the links below. (Please bookmark my site to help you find your way back.)

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Once you get your moon shots, share them with me on Facebook and let me know how the shooting went for you!

Shoot the SuperMoon lunar eclipse links



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