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Deb James
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2006
 

Shooting the Moon


My question isn't about how to actually shoot the moon, it's about knowing WHEN to shoot...sort of. There are plenty of resources to find out when the various phases of the moon will occur. What I want to know is how to find out when that nice big, full harvest moon is going to appear on the horizon. Does anyone know of any resources on the web or elsewhere?

Thanks!


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10/5/2006 12:47:30 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Calendars. But just look at it. It gradually gets fuller, (quarter,half, three quarter, full), then goes back down again to a new moon.


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10/5/2006 1:05:17 PM

 
Deb James
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2006
  Thanks, Gregory. I understand where to find in what phase the moon will appear. Sometimes though it's high in the sky during the day and other times it appears on the horizon just after dark. How do I find out WHERE it will appear?


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10/5/2006 1:43:43 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   If I'm not mistaken, there is supposed to be a harvest moon beginning this Friday.


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10/5/2006 1:56:24 PM

 
Deb James
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2006
  Thanks, Kerry! I figured it was getting close! :) yippee!


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10/5/2006 1:58:05 PM

 
Deb James
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2006
  So how did you know that this one is the harvest moon? Is there something maybe in the Farmer's Almanac?


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10/5/2006 1:58:46 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   I would like to say that it is because I'm a really smart guy but the truth is that I read it somewhere a couple of days ago. LOL


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10/5/2006 2:03:52 PM

 
Deb James
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2006
  Well at least you're honest! :)


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10/5/2006 2:09:50 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Harvest moon isn't just a moon on the horizon, it's the one closest to the equinox. Or equal knocks.


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10/5/2006 2:13:34 PM

 
Deb James
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2006
  lol...Thanks, Gregory. Tomorrow is indeed the harvest moon. Here's some information I found if anyone is interested:

http://www.earthsky.org/radioshows/almost-harvest-moon

Also:

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/aa_pap.pl


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10/5/2006 2:22:03 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   To be precise, the Harvest Moon occurs around the fall equinox, thus giving farmers a little longer time to harvest their crops due to the extra light offered by the moon rising at approximately the same time the sun is setting. The Harvest Moon normally occurs in September but this year it will occur in October.


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10/5/2006 2:24:34 PM

 
Deb James
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2006
  To be even more precise it's the very next full moon after the fall equinox which was on Sept. 22 this year. ;)


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10/5/2006 2:47:44 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  i think the best harvest moon is at the first of next month this year.5th maybe?kerry is right about the actual technical aspect,but in terms of weather conditions and waning light,the best photo ops will be next month.
and please be careful about shooting the moon.or at least give us notice so we can be there and have our cameras ready..
think i'll shave tomorrow night?i'll call it the harvest shave.actually started tonight and lasts for three days.not the shave,the moon.
not fair answering your own questions.but I would say good work,sam


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10/5/2006 7:44:21 PM

 
Deb James
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2006
  Thanks, Sam. Trust me, you do NOT want me to shoot you the moon. It's not a pretty sight. lmao


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10/5/2006 7:56:03 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  sooo,is that a lot of laughing?i have a wide angle..by crackie......


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10/5/2006 8:31:10 PM

 
Deb James
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2006
  lmao = laughing my a** off
roflmao = rolling on the floor laughing my a** off

Wide angle will work...fish eye might be a bit much. ;)


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10/5/2006 8:55:22 PM

 
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