Special moon this weekend

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  1. Kevin Kehler

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    On my drive home from work, the radio was discussing the full moon this weekend (May 5-6th specifically). On Saturday, the moon will be the closest it will be for more than a year and appear 16% larger and 30% brighter for North American audiences. Apparently, having a full moon during this close swing period (what the radio called it) is fairly uncommon and might provide some good pictures. My local weather forecast is for 100% cloud cover but thought someone else could take advantage of this.
     
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    Partly cloudy here on Saturday. Hint, catching the moon at moonrise will make the moon appear even larger.
     
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    What are clouds?
     
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    ^sigh...

    Looks like rain Sat and Sun
     
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    Hmmm... I guess that explains why I was getting some hits from the last "supermoon" on my stock site. I'll have to strategize a little more for this one, if we'll have clear weather.
     
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    Looks like we'll have clear weather here in Japan, hopefully I'll remember to go shoot it!
     
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    We've had Tstorms here every day, but generally clearing at night. I'll be sharing it with a very special someone who's new in my life and interrested in photography too.
     
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    clouds are an unknown astronomicalphenomenon in nm and florida.
     
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    Be sure to watch out for Werewolves :smile:
     
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    As seen on tv.....
     
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    Yeah, I'm in New Mexico. Please explain these "clouds". Do they interfere with photography? Are they an outdoor thing?
    I'll shoot a few shots of Portra 160 at the moon and see if I can find one.
     
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    Here in Charlotte, we have the inevitable "isolated evening thunderstorms" forecast - no telling if I'll be able to see the moonrise or not. But I'll try!
     
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    Clouds are the things that bring snow. Snow is the white stuff that causes people in New Mexico to rock back-and-forth in fetal position while whimpering "cold, cold, cold". Cold is when the temperature drops below 85 degrees and all of Albuquerque orders hot chocolate and electric blankets.

    So, clouds are hot chocolate.
     
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    Hardy har, it gets cold as hell here in Santa Fe in the winter, usually hovering around freezing for daytime highs. But you must understand, it's still always sunny, until we wake up with a foot of snow and then drive, in the sun again, up to the ski basin 30 minutes out of town and shred up some powder. It's a weird place...
     
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    They are those little white streaks you see in the sky on days when everyone is complaining about the humidity.:laugh:
     
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    Santa Fe is always windy too, and cold with wind make it really nasty there.

     
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    Well I always just thought it was the people that were full of wind...
     
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    I'm in Beijing. What is this "moon" thing you keep talking about?
     
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    In PA we occasionally see a large flaming ball in the daytime sky. Is this the nighttime version? How does one go about shooting this moon thing, if we can see such a thing?
     
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    Ended up last night having unusual access to a fantastic vantage point from the penthouse of the Standard Hotel-East Village in Cooper Square with a wraparound veranda providing views facing North, East, and West of New York City shrouded in fog and clouds. A few interesting shots of that, yes, but the moon was nowhere to be seen. Interesting company, at least, and an open bar, so it wasn't a total loss.
     
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    Clouds are Nature's beautiful and magical way of hiding the nasty daytime fireball...
     
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    I quietly sipped my whiskey while gazing at if for hours from my crappy little trailer here in south Texas. The clouds passed by partially obscuring the glowing orb alternating with long clear views. Rains and gently rumbling thunderstorms followed later in the night providing a nice lullaby to fall asleep to. I like country living.
     
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    It was cloudy near DC :sad:
     
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    Drove out from SFe to Fort Union (a set of ruins from the old pioneer days) in hopes of using the 4x5 and 210mm to get the moon in the backgorund....FRIGGEN PARK WAS CLOSED. Whoops. So went up into the mountains and watched it from a ridge. No pictures, but sure was purdy.
     
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    100% cloud coverage here, sure would like to have seen it.