2017 December 3
Full Moon Silhouettes
Video Credit & Copyright:
Music: Tenderness (Dan Phillipson)
Have you ever watched the Moon rise?
The slow rise of a nearly full moon over a clear horizon can be an impressive sight.
One impressive moonrise was imaged in early 2013 over
Mount Victoria Lookout in
With detailed planning, an
placed a camera about two kilometers away and pointed it across the lookout to where
would surely soon be making its nightly debut.
featured single shot sequence is unedited and
shown in real time -- it is not a time lapse.
Mount Victoria Lookout
can be seen in silhouette themselves admiring the dawn of Earth's largest satellite.
Seeing a moonrise yourself is not difficult:
it happens every day, although only half the time at night.
Each day the
Moon rises about
fifty minutes later
than the previous day, with a full moon
always rising at sunset.
A good time to see a full moonrise
will occur tonight at sunset as
the Moon's relative closeness to Earth during a full phase -- called a
supermoon -- will cause it to appear slightly larger and brighter than usual.