October 2016 Supermoon: Everything You Need To Know To Catch The Unique Space Event


#Supermoon #Photography – October 2016 Supermoon: Everything You Need To Know To Catch The Unique Space Event : Photography hobbyists and the general public will be thrilled to know that the first of the three Supermoons that will close out the year is just around the corner. The space event will illuminate the night sky with its bright orange red hue, making it a perfect time to go out on a stroll.

Technically known Full Moon Perigee, the Supermoon is an unofficial term coined by astrologer Richard Noelle in 1979. He described that this event corresponds to the full moon cycle and the moon’s closest distance to Earth during its oval-shaped orbit, resulting in the Moon appearing larger than normal and making for breathtaking sight.

The event will take place on Sunday, October 16, according to the Birmingham Mail. Those who wish to witness the Moon’s rising should ready themselves before 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, give or take a few minutes depending on location.

Capturing the Supermoon With Your Camera

For people wanting to take photographs of the event, refer to the Looney 11 Rule. It’s a short read and gives you a lot of information on what settings you should use to acquire the best results.

It’s also important to remember that one of the best times to take outdoor photos is during the golden hour – twilight or early morning. Capturing the rising Moon allows you to frame it with other elements such as skyscrapers, streets, or hills.

Another important detail is knowing when the Moon will enter its phase. Using the Moon Phases Lite for Android users and the Moon app for iOS will easily address this.

When The Next Supermoon Will Occur

If responsibilities or other issues prevent you from going and seeing this Sunday’s event, don’t worry, since two more Supermoons will occur this year. The next will be on November 14 and the third is on December 14, according to Patch.

The November Supermoon will be the closest to Earth of any Supermoon so far in the 21st century. The nearest it will approach the Earth again will not be until November 25, 2034.

So ready your DSLRs, lens, and tripods come this Sunday. But if you don’t have such an equipment lying around, you can always bring a picnic basket, settle on a park or hill, charge your camera phones and enjoy the cosmic event. source:itechpost