Followup on Strawberry Moon in June

Over the weekend there was a Full Moon on Sunday and Monday, June 16th and 17th. On both June 16 and 17, 2019, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close to the king planet Jupiter all night long.  I didn’t get a change to witness the moonrise over the horizon on Sunday. We had a busy weekend.  I was hoping the weather would hold out and be clear on Monday evening.  Fortunate was with me, and I was about to capture a sunset and moonrise at the coast.  The Moon was still at 100% at full on the 17th, Monday evening.

All the sunset picture were taken with my  Nikon D7100 camera with the Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1:18 G lens.  For the moonrise, I used my Nikon D7100 camera with the Nikkon DX AF-S 55-300mm 4.5-5.6 GED lens.

Let’s start with the sunset pictures, mainly because the sunset came first around 20:24 EST and moonrise was at 20:54 EST.  On Sunday, the sunset was again at 20:24, and moonrise was at 19:53 EST.  So I wasn’t that concern about observing the moonrise over the horizon on Sunday, because it would not be truly visible until after the sunset.  I was thinking about going to Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, but the moon was going rise in the eastern sky at 113 degrees.  The barrier island beaches face toward the southeast, so the moon will coming up over the sand dunes. The sunrise was point to northwest of 300 degrees, therefore no sunset over the water.  I decided to check out the Morehead City boat ramp at the Newport River Pier.  I always thought it would be a cool place to take pictures.  I didn’t have my wife or puppies around, so I could be adventurous and it worked out perfectly.

 

Sunset at 20:11

I used the following camera setting:  Shutter Speed (Exposure time) of 1/160, an Aperture setting (F number) of f/6.3, and an ISO set to 1/200.

Sunset at 20:10

I used the following camera setting:  Shutter Speed (Exposure time) of 1/200, an Aperture setting (F number) of f/7, and an ISO set to 1/200.

Sunset at 20:07

I used the following camera setting:  Shutter Speed (Exposure time) of 1/200, an Aperture setting (F number) of f/6.3, and an ISO set to 1/200.

Latitude: 34° 43′ 24.354″ N / Longitude: 76° 41′ 10.572″ W

For the moonrise, I drove to the boat ramp on Taylor’s Creek boat ramp next to the Boathouse at the Front Street Village.  We launch our kayaks from there several times.  At Curtis A. Perry Park, they have a nice deck/pier that looks over Taylor’s Creek.

I used the following camera setting:  Shutter Speed (Exposure time) of 1/2, an Aperture setting (F number) of f/4.8, and an ISO set to 1/3200.

 

I used the following camera setting:  Shutter Speed (Exposure time) of 0.8, an Aperture setting (F number) of f/5.6, and an ISO set to 1/3200.

Latitude: 34° 42′ 34.662″ N / Longitude: 77° 1′ 21.15″ W

I drove back to New Bern to capture the Full Moon from my driveway.  It took the moon 35 minutes clear my neighbor’s garage and trees in my front yard.  You can not tell from the picture, but the moon is just above my neighbor’s garage.

I used the following camera setting:  Shutter Speed (Exposure time) of 1/125, an Aperture setting (F number) of f/8, and an ISO set to 1/100.

Latitude: 35° 3′ 1.14″ N/ Longitude: 76° 37′ 57.156″ W

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