2012 Super Moon | Craig & Tammy Temple

Photographer
Craig & Tammy Temple
Email
ctastroimager@gmail.com
Location of photo
Hendersonville, TN, USA
Date/Time of photo
May 5, 2012 @ 8:52pm CST
Equipment
Camera: Nikon D40 on fixed tripod Exposures: Trees & Sky = .62sec at ISO400 @ f/6.3; Moon = 1/80sec at ISO400 @ f/6.3 Lens: Trees & Sky = Nikkor 18-55mm @ 38mm; Moon = Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm
Description
On May 5, 2012, when this image was taken, the Moon was near perigee (its closest approach to Earth). Because of this, it appeared brighter and larger than it will any other time this year giving it the designation of a super Moon. This is a composite image...one shot was taken for the trees and sky and another shot for the moon, then the two were merged together for the final result.
Website
http://cntastro.smugmug.com