The Harvest Moon, arguably the most famous Full Moon of the year, arrived on Saturday the 29th of September this year over Leeds, this full moon is the closest to the autumnal equinox (Sept 22nd) for us in the Northern Hemisphere, and for me signals the true onset of winter, a time of year I really enjoy. My shot of the Leeds Harvest Moon 29th September 2012 [Click to Enlarge]
Watch out for the next Full Moon on October 29th, It’s called the Hunter’s Moon!
Luna was a strange girl, she was pretty mad
When we felt sorry for ourselves she’d say it’s not so bad
Even the galaxies weep for the suns and the stars they’ll never be
We all laughed but we also felt quite sad
Luna by British Sea Power, extract from Valhalla Dancehall
This is one photograph I’ve wanted to capture for such a long time, I had a few near misses 6 months ago, but this morning it was a case of perfect timing to capture a Passenger Jet crossing the face of the Waning Gibbous August Moon over Leeds.
I have to say I have a bit of a fetish for photographing the moon, and last nights Super Moon, scientifically know as the Perigee moon was no exception, as it appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter as it passes closer to Earth. It this apparent increase in size, as it comes within 221,457 miles of the big blue marble, that is most striking and is like a ‘moth to a flame’ for us photographers.
As usual much of the UK was swaddled in the traditional bank holiday blanket of rain and even snow clouds, so it wasn’t the greatest of sky watching weekends. However!!, after last years ‘no-show’ Leeds saw one of the natural world’s most spectacular light shows, and I was there ready with ‘old trusty’ the camera. Continue reading The SuperMoon→