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78/365 Supermoon?

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The biggest full moon in 18 years... Tonight the moon is suppose to be 14% larger and about 30% brighter. Hence why its been named a "Supermoon", though there are people out there that claim that this "Supermoon" was the cause of the earthquake that hit Japan a few days ago, though thats just silly superstition. THere are a lot of myths and what not floating around the internet saying how this supermoon phenomena will bring great devastation and stuff like that. Well can't believe everything you read.


I was not able to capture a photo of the moon while it was in its largest state I managed to get this shot since the completely overcast sky around here finally decided to disappear tonight. Though thankfully I have a long lens for this kind of stuff, so I shot this with my NEX-5 (because I can manually focus accurately with live view, and for the 1.5x crop factor) with my Minolta 400mm F4.5 lens with a Sigma 1.4x TC. So including the crop factor that gives me an 840mm lens. Shame I took apart and busted up my cheapo 2x TC, that would have been useful here... This shot is also a blend of two shots, one with the moon terribly overexposed and another with it properly exposed (with the blacks and contrast really punched up to show a lot of the detail in the moon). The clouds add just a little more to the shot then a straight shot of just the moon surrounded by total darkness.


Haven't watched any movie yet... Though I might watch "Rain Man" before I sleep tonight.


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Taken on March 19, 2011