C’mon, it was either “out of this world” or “stellar.” Maybe “cosmic”? Whatever spacey word choice you prefer, it’s awesome.
Local photographer Jeff Newman captured this photo of last night’s supermoon, assisted by Kim Patrick Clow, who submitted it to us. Supermoons occur when the moon, while full, swings closest to Earth in its orbit, and Sunday’s was the brightest and closest to earth in 20 years. While it’s set to happen again on September 9, yesterday’s was the biggest and brightest it will appear for another two decades.
To get the photo, Newman set up his tripod and camera on the small, triangular greenspace on East 13th Street and Avenue Z. They pointed the camera east, towards the moon’s rise.
For the photo wonks out there, this was shot using a Nikon D810 at 300 mm, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/125 and an aperature at f/5.6.
Did anybody else get some snazzy shots of the supermoon? Send them over to firstname.lastname@example.org.