Supermoon 2014: August 10, 2014
Wishing you all clear skies!
August 10, 2014 will mark the closest “Supermoon” of 2014, putting the moon 221,675 miles away compared to its normal distance of 238,900 miles! Doesn’t sound like a big difference, until you see it.
What is a Supermoon?
A Supermoon results from a Full Moon coinciding with the closest distance between earth and itself during its orbit. Some believe that a full moon being so close can be the cause of a lot of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tidal waves, but there is not enough evidence to prove this.
How to photograph a Supermoon?
To capture a Supermoon in all its glory, it would probably be best to use a DSLR camera with a 500mm lens, however your stock lens will also get you some very nice photos. If you have the camera, but not the lens, you can always rent one from sites like lensrental.com. Using a tripod, set up to take the photo in the early hours of dark. If you know a little about manual camera settings, just shoot a few test shots at a slow shutter speed like 1/100 and an aperture setting of f/11. Also, have your focus set to manual and your iso set to 100. Play around with these settings until you get a good shot!
So set sail, and hope for clear skies on August 10! We know it will be a beautiful site! We would love for you all to send us your Supermoon Photos, so we can post them to the blog and on Facebook! Send any photos you take to firstname.lastname@example.org!