Beaming Moon Over Denver: Skywatcher Snaps a Long Supermoon Exposure

December 22, 2016 - Supermoon

A lamp of light appears to pierce by a sky in this overwhelming long-exposure of a supermoon full moon of November.

Astrophotographer Jeff Warner took a picture of a moon rising over Denver as prisoner from Green Mountain in Lakewood, Colorado on Nov. 14.

“As a moon came adult we could see a orange heat behind a clouds, and we was flattering certain that a method would infer to be unique,” Warner wrote in an email to [In Pictures: November’s Supermoon, a Closest Until 2034]

November’s supermoon —a tenure used to report a full moon is during a perigee, or closest indicate to Earth during a lunar circuit — was a biggest and brightest supermoon in roughly 69 years. In fact, a full moon won’t come this tighten to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034. The supermoon was approximately 221,524 miles (356,508 kilometers) from Earth. 

“Shooting sequences like these is a rigorous, time-consuming routine that final courtesy to fact on a accumulation of aspects of a image. I’ve been astonished in large ways over a final few years of sharpened these sequences, and we still spasmodic find a new approach to screw it up,” Warner added. 

Warner combined a combination picture from 406 particular photos over a march of 33 minutes, 50 seconds. He also had to counterpart out a atmosphere trade coming and vacating Denver International Airport, that showed as a interrupted ‘streaks’ of light and ubiquitous sound via a image. 

He used a Canon 1Dx camera with EF 70-200/2.8L IS II@200mmManual during ISO 200. 

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