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10 May 2012

51 Spectacular New 2012 Super Moon Photos

Super Moon in Clouds 2012
Super Moon in Clouds 2012 - Newfoundland, Canada


From Denny:  Forget what the main stream media put up for Supermoon photos.  I found some superior ones over at flickr from both amateur and professional photographers.  They also tell you how they constructed these photos or video from a series of photos.  In this post are 49 photos and two videos.

And, yeah, I like to promote photographers so any info they provided with their awesome photos is posted here too so you can purchase prints or visit their websites.  Most of these photos are All Rights Reserved, some are Creative Commons, some ask to be licensed for Getty Images.  All have embed codes available for your blog or site.  Be sure to click on the photos to take you to their flickr pages for more wonderful photography to enjoy!




Prelude to Supermoon

Prelude to Supermoon

Only a few days before May's 2012 supermoon.Among a layer of thick clouds.




Super Moonrise Over Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco May 5 2012

Super Moonrise Over Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco May 5 2012
I try to with a different perpective view to wathc the super moonrise over the San Francisco. This time the plan wasn't perfect that I can't align the moon with Golden Gate Bridge :). my fault. there always next time :) June 4, 2012 will be the next full moon. Will try it in different location.
Time: 8:15pm
Date: May 5 2012
Location: Marin Headlands





Super Moonset Over Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco Time Lapse 
May 5 2012


I like to share this small video clip/time lapse with you. It is not a perfect video due to some technical error of me when I shoot it :).. I moved the camera to a little bit different view. sorry about it. I hope you enjoy it as when I seen it in person this morning. The moonset / or the moon moved down quick to the horizon. Hopefully, I will able to capture a better video/time lapse tonight of the the super moonrise :) have a nice weekend.
Date: May 5 2012
Time: 5:24am to 5:33am
Location: Berkeley Marina
Focal: 300mm
total 55 photos





SuperMoon Over Whaleback Lighthouse


SuperMoon Over Whaleback Lighthouse


May 2012 full "Super" Moon rising over Whaleback Lighthouse in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA




May 2012 Supermoon in Color

May 2012 Supermoon in Color


The May 2012 Supermoon, stacked from several shots to highlight the Moon Color.
From Buenos Aires, Argentina





Supermoon 2012 - 2



Supermoon 2012 

Sandy Beach, Hawaii, USA ~ 45 minutes after moon rise








Supermoon 2012 - 3


Supermoon 2012 

Waialae Beach, Hawaii, USA ~ 2 hours after moon rise







Supermoonrise over Rio de La Plata


Supermoonrise over Rio de La Plata


The May 2012 supermoon rising above Rio de la Plata. The photo is an HDR combining two exposures, one for the river and one for the moon.





Colorful Supermoon

Colorful Supermoon


The full moon of May 2012 lighting the clouds around, the brightness of the moon makes the layer of clouds translucid at the moon position.



The Brightness of a Supermoon

The Brightness of a Supermoon


The color and brightness of the rising moon reflected on the water over Rio de La Plata.
The photo is an HDR combining an exposure for the moon and one for the water.



Supermoon and Corona


Supermoon and Corona

The bright full moon of May 2012 above Rio de La Plata with a colorful corona around it.
This photo is the best representation of what I saw with my own eyes, a very beautiful scene.
To create this with the camera I had to take 3 exposures: one for the water, one for the moon and one for the Corona and then combine them.
Our eyes adapt to light so quickly and the camera can't do the same trick so sometimes it's hard to show in a photo what you saw with your eyes.




5.5.2012 Supermoon



5.5.2012 Supermoon


My first attempt at astrophotography







Supermoon rising over Bradford


Supermoon rising over Bradford

Looking across Manningham, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.
Camera settings: 1/25 sec, F4.0, ISO 1600







2012-05-05 Supermoon


5 May 2012 Supermoon







bluemoon


bluemoon

Photo Mike Perron Super Moon May 5th 2012



supermoon over santa cruz


supermoon over santa cruz




Super Moon


Super Moon

May 5, 2012 - The "Super Moon" rises over Seattle, Washington, USA, as viewed from Ursula Judkins Viewpoint near Magnolia
Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com




SuperMoon Cropped



SuperMoon Cropped

SuperMoon of May 6, 2012 - 100% illuminated
Colors of the moon
Our eyes cannot see the moon’s true colors. While we normally see mostly shades of gray, there are in fact many subtle color differences. These colors are muted, but they do exist.
The colors are from different chemical elements on the moon's surface. Blue indicates high amounts of the element Titanium. Red areas have reduced amounts of titanium.
Dried lava beds, craters, and rocks all have subtle color differences that can be brought out with digital photo software such as Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. To enhance the colors in this photo I used Photoshop Elements and a filter by Topaz Labs.
Moon viewing tips....
The days on either side of first quarter phase of the moon are the best times for lunar observers. Sunlight comes directly from the right, casting long shadows that emphasize the lunar landscape. The rising sun casts the moon's topography in high relief.
Some of the moon's features are familiar from Earth such as mountains, plains, and valleys. However, similarities are deceiving. Lunar plains were not created by ancient lakes or oceans, but were formed by lava flows after impacts from asteroids.
The most distinctive feature of lunar topography are craters. Unlike craters of Earth, which are mainly caused by volcanic action, the moon's craters were mostly formed by the impact of meteors and asteroids billions of years ago.
Without water to erode them, these impacts are still visible. Although there are many impact craters on Earth, most have been eroded away, only detectable by geologic analysis.
Copyright - Mark Mathosian




SUPERMOON 2012 | by PhotoSt0ry©



SUPERMOON 2012 | by PhotoSt0ry©

Super Moon 2012 (on 5th May 2012)
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Supermoon 2012



Supermoon 2012

American Falls,Idaho
Didn't miss Idaho supermoon 2012
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Supermoon Over Harbor Town by Jim Crotty

Supermoon Over Harbor Town by Jim Crotty

Supermoon of May 5 2012 over boats at Harbor Town on Hilton Head Island South Carolina by Jim Crotty






Super Moon 2012


Super Moon 2012





Supermoon over Reykjavik may 5th 2012

Supermoon over Reykjavik, Iceland may 5th 2012
Supermoon over Reykjavik last saturday





Birds Silhouetted against SuperMoon

Birds Silhouetted against SuperMoon

Went out to Humber Bay bridge tonight to shoot the moon. There were lots of birds over the harbour so I just waited patiently for them to fly in front of the amazing moon.
*explored* - wow, thanks





Supermoon 6 May 2012

Supermoon 6 May 2012 - Sydney, Australia








Dallas Skyline and the supermoon

Dallas, Texas Skyline and the Supermoon







Supermoon II


Supermoon II

Supermoon (05/05/2012) - from Brazil





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This is the one you have seen on the news - Supermoon 2012
Super Moon 2012 in St Petersburg, Russia
Credit: AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky




Supermoon on San Francisco


Supermoon on San Francisco

Supermoon over golden gate bridge
On Saturday May 5, 2012, the lunar perigee coincided with a full moon. This fascinating event occurs about once a year. At its closest point the moon will be 222,000 miles (357,000 km) from Earth, causing high and low tides to be slightly more extreme than usual. [Source: The Telegraph]
The exact numbers differ depending on who you source, but according to NASA the moon appears up to 14% larger and 30% brighter. The scientific term for the phenomenon is “perigee moon”. Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit. The Moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side (“perigee”) about 50,000 km closer than the other (“apogee”).
The best time to look is when the Moon is near the horizon. For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects. The last Super perigee Moon occurred on March 19th, 2011, producing a full Moon that was almost 400 km closer. [Source: NASA]





Supermoon


Supermoon

The moon rises over Cultus Mountain Saturday evening May 5, 2012 in this view from Sunset Road near Chuckanut Drive in Skagit County, WA. The moon passed closer to earth than usual, appearing large as it rose over the horizon. (AP Photo/Scott Terrell, Skagit Valley Herald)






Supermoon 2012


Supermoon 2012

yeap so I caught the supermoon tonight. It looks pretty normal to me though.. but it looks nice. =)





USA-MOON/

USA-MOON/

A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (L) in New York, May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATE - Tags: CITYSPACE ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)





Photo Gallery Supermoon


Photo Gallery Supermoon - Greece

The "supermoon" appears behind the Temple of Poseidon in Cape Sounion, south east of Athens, Greece, while tourists watch, on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The moon was the closest it will get to the Earth this year _ and appeared 14 percent larger because of that. At its peak it was about 221,802 miles from Earth. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)






JORDAN/


2012 Supermoon in JORDAN
The full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman May 5, 2012. Saturday will see the rise of a full moon called the "Super Moon" when it arrives at its closest point to the Earth in 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (JORDAN - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)





USA-MOON/


This photo was seen in the news - USA-MOON - Arizona

A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the "super Moon" at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona May 5, 2012. A "super Moon" will light up Saturday's night sky in a once-a-year cosmic show, overshadowing a meteor shower from remnants of Halley's Comet, the U.S. space agency NASA said. The Moon will seem especially big and bright since it will reach its closest spot to Earth at the same time it is in its full phase, NASA said. REUTERS/Darryl Webb (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)






LEBANON/


This photo was seen in the news:  LEBANON


The full moon rises from the top of the Haramoun mountain, as seen from Marjayoun village in south Lebanon May 5, 2012. A "super Moon" will light up Saturday's night sky in a once-a-year cosmic show, overshadowing a meteor shower from remnants of Halley's Comet, the U.S. space agency NASA said. The Moon will seem especially big and bright since it will reach its closest spot to Earth at the same time it is in its full phase, NASA said. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)






Brazil Supermoon


Brazil Supermoon

A "supermoon" appears behind the Mare shanty town complex in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, May 6, 2012. A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon (or a new moon) with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)





SCIENCE Moon 083327


Super Moon 083327 - Scotland

A "supermoon", seen from near Harthill in Scotland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 5, 2012. The phenomenon, known as a perigee full moon, is likely to cause higher tides as it reaches its closest point to Earth. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire..






2012 Supermoon As Seen In Queensland Australia


2012 Supermoon As Seen In Queensland Australia






Supermoon 5-5-2012 Dublin Bay Southside.jpg


Supermoon 5-5-2012 Dublin Bay Southside - Ireland

There was a Supermoon over Ireland on 5th May 2012 meaning the moon was closer in its orbit over Ireland at full moon than it ever usually is and therefore bigger in the sky. This photography was taken from Sandymount Strand of the supermoon over Dun Laoghaire and Salthill at approx. 10pm.

This and a serene blue landscape version taken before dark fell completely showing Dun Laoghaire pier also are available on www.lokofoto.com under my full name Mary Elizabeth Murphy








Supermoon over Munjoy Hill




Supermoon over Munjoy Hill - Portland, Maine, USA

The 2012 Supermoon rising over Munjoy Hill.



Perigree Moon Over St Petersburg Pier



Perigree Moon Over St Petersburg Pier, Florida, USA

Perigree Moon Over St Petersburg Pier, St Petersburg, Florida
Read about my processing at my Blog.





Supermoon over Port of Oakland


Supermoon over Port of Oakland, California, USA






Super moon 2012-05-05


Super moon 2012-05-05:  Japan











This video is really cool, showing the ascension of the Super Moon 

6 May 2012, The Supermoon & Taipei 101. 4h47s. Time-Lapse Movie 2.0X play - Taipei, Taiwan







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Supermoon in Australia
Went out to try and get some shot's only to be stuck in Subi’s after footy traffic...





Super Moon, May 2012


Super Moon, May 2012

It's the super Moon set in the morning of May 6, 2012. The Moon phase was peaked in May 5-6, which was 15% larger than usual for the closest distance to the Earth in the year. Shot by a Nikon D300, Nikkor AF70-200VR, TC17EII, to the longest end, about 510mm 35mm equivalent focal length. The distance to the tree is about 800m.




Supermoon Rise

Supermoon Rise

Joshua Tree National Park Supermoon Rise 5/5/2012





Supermoon 2012


Supermoon 2012 - Norway






Los Angeles from 4th Street, Supermoon



Los Angeles from 4th Street, Supermoon

There were a good dozen photographers hanging out on 4th Street the evening of the "Supermoon." I was in complete awe with how bright the full moon really was. I originally intended to underexpose it (so as to make out its surface features) but realized that an overblown round light-source in the sky would lend itself more to the "Supermoon" phenomenon. I was lucky in getting to frame the moon between some Los Angeles skyscrapers. This photo was the result of that effort.
This photo has been featured on Boston.com's "The Big Picture!"www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/05/supermoon_the_perigee_m...




Super Moon in Clouds 2012


Super Moon in Clouds 2012 - Newfoundland, Canada

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