Full Moon in May

The Full Moon in May was on the weekend of 18th and 19th (Saturday and Sunday).  I got a chance to capture the moonrise on the Friday night, when the Moon was at Waxing Gibbous 98%,  and again on Sunday evening.  I got lazy and did’t go out on Saturday for the moonrise.  It was cloudy in my neighborhood and we spent the day kayaking.  I used my Nikon D7100 camera with the Nikkon DX AF-S 55-300mm 4.5-5.6 GED lens and tripod  to capture pictures of the Moon, My Latitude / Longitude coordinates were:

Latitude: 35° 3′ 0.6″ N / Longitude: 77° 1′ 21.77″ W

Friday evening moonrise, I used a shutter peed of 1/200, with an Aperture setting of f/8, and an ISO setting of 200

Sunday night moonrise, I used a shutter speed of 1/125, with an Aperture setting of f/7, and an ISO setting of 100.  For capturing the moonrise, you need a Shutter Speed greater than 1/100, because of the movement of the moon.  On the 17th, I took multiple pictures of the moon at 35 seconds apart.  You can see how much the moon move in a minute.  I never had luck with the Looney 11 rule;

  • With ISO 100 film / setting in the camera, one sets the aperture to f/11 and the shutter speed to 1/100 or 1/125 second (on some cameras 1/125 second is the available setting nearest to 1/100 second).

It seem f/8 or f/7 works best for me.

 

 

 

 

 

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