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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Perigee Full Moon

I must admit, before I began to homeschool my kids there were a lot of cool things that I never payed much attention to. The Perigee Full Moon, also known as the Super Moon, only occurs about every 18 years. It is closer to the earth so it appears larger and brighter than other full moons. The two shots above were take one the night of the Perigee Moon, and the other at the beginning of Dawn the next day. I take our puppy out very early so I got the shot as the moon was just going behind the trees. Because DJ and I are still learning to use the digital camera at night, we were unsure of the setting to use. You can see the difference after I got to play with it in the morning. This is just a note to me, and will mean nothing to my readers. For night time pictures, the flower must be off, and the lightning bolt must be enclosed in the oval, to get the best shots. For those of you who want to be photo enthusiasts, don't throw away your instruction books, as I did 7 years ago when I received the camera as a gift. It takes wonderful pictures, but it helps if you know what all the settings are ahead of time. Anyway the video below is wonderfully educational, please share it with yourself and your children.

Oh for those of you who read my blog regularly, DJ took 2nd place for his sea lion photo, this past Saturday in 4H fair. Caitlin got a Cloverbud ribbon. The first place ribbon went to a beautiful rabbit picture.


Ebie said...

I missed the moon! It was raining "cats and dogs" here so I was just indoors.

About photo manuals, I really do not have the patience to read. But now, I have to, aside from practice, the books are very much a helpful aid.

Melissa said...

That stinks that it was raining. We have not had rain in almost two weeks, and none in site. It is going to be a long hot summer I am afraid.

Lisa said...

New to your blog - stumbled across it looking for something else. Good info! I took pictures of the Super Moon here, just outside of Atlanta. Honestly, it just didn't look all that different. Maybe I just expected too much? But it was fun to take the kids outside for a peek.

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