Some expert advice for getting the perfect photograph of the moon.
If the moon looks a bit bigger and brighter Saturday, you aren't just seeing things. Tonight the moon, a 'super moon', will be closer to the earth than it has been in the past 20 years. What better time to try and capture a picture of one of nature's finest subjects? We talked to New York Camera & Video's Canon Expert Steve Stief, who offered some tips for getting a shot of the moon that is out of this world. Stief said the most important tip he can offer is to use a tripod. This tip applies to everyone, no matter how fancy your camera. "You need to use a slower shutter speed to shoot at night," he said. "Coupling this with shake from your hands does not make for a sharp photo." Next, Stief said to take multiple shots of the same picture …
Full moon will be closest to Earth in nearly 20 years.
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Friday, May 4, 2012
Grab your telescopes and cameras and look to the heavens Saturday night. That’s when we’re in for another “Super Moon.” Astronomers are saying that this Super Moon will be even more super than usual. “The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C. told USA Today. This Super Moon (a phrase coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979) will appear especially large because the moment of perigee—when the moon is closest to the Earth in its monthly rotation—will coincide with the appearance of a perfectly full moon, Smithsonian points out. During last year’s Super Moon on March 19, 2011, for comparison, the perigee and full moon were 50 minutes apart. On …