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Photographer's Note

On reading an article in the paper about today being the time for seeing the moon not just in its fullness, but also at its maximum size, and on hearing that today was going to be overcast and wet, I decided to try my luck last evening. It was going to be almost a full moon, almost the closest to the earth, so as the day had been a sunny one I left at 8.30, half an hour after its appearance above the horizon. By the time I got to the chosen spot, YES, the clouds started rolling in AND the moon was way up already.
So, not THE BIG MOON I anticipated, but there was a moment when the sky filled with fairy floss,long enough for me to take several shots.

I include part of the article from The Age, our reputable paper which said nothing about clouds.

Marvellous night for a moon glance
キ Mex Cooper
キ December 11, 2008 - 3:56PM
Werewolves and stargazers are in for a treat tomorrow night with the year's biggest full moon set to brighten the sky.
The full moon, due to rise close to 8pm, will appear about 12 per cent larger than usual, Sky and Space Magazine news editor Dave Reneke said.
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie it will be at the closest point to Earth on its annual orbit, a mere 358,000 kilometres away.
"It's going to be nice, it's going to be one of those big orange/yellow moons that we used to see and not many people remember now," Mr Reneke said.
"What makes it more interesting is it's part optical illusion and part fact.
"The moon will be 12 per cent bigger but the moon doesn't inflate or get bigger itself, it just comes closer. What gives it an even bigger appearance is when it's low down on the horizon, you've got buildings and trees to give it a sense of perspective. Higher up in the sky, when it's on its own, it tends to look smaller."

P.S. it was only after I got to the car and started driving that I saw that the real show had been behind me, where the sun set amidst the most brilliant colours imaginable- a mixture of blood reds, yellows and the darker masses of purples of the approaching rain clouds.
Today the sky looks like a wet, grey army blanket. So no moon to chase tonight and no werewolves to photograph.

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3572 W: 114 N: 6364] (28748)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2008-12-11
  • Categories: 自然
  • Exposure: f/5.6
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Date Submitted: 2008-12-11 15:14
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