Going for the moon…

The featured image is the first decent shot I got of the moon. It was about 54-56% illuminated when I took it last October.

If tonight is anything like last night, practically light out, then tonight should be even brighter. Tonight’s moonrise is at 18:30’ish, so I should see it pop over the ridge close to 21:00. The moon set is around 07:00 tomorrow morning. The next full moon is monday night so this October’s attempt will be much brighter at 84-86% illumination.

I have a better spot picked out than the shore of a lake in town. Tons of light pollution there. I’m just crossing my fingers that the cold temps don’t push the fog up too far in elevation. I won’t be getting any good shots going through a thin later of moisture.


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