Full Snow Moon

The Full Snow Moon occurred on Sunday, February 9, at 2:33 a.m. EST (or 0733 GMT).  I wasn’t up that early to observer the Full Moon, but I was up around sunrise to see the moonset on 8th of February.  The weather conditions were not favorable to observe the Full Moon on 9th in my area.

Taken: February 8 at 06:12
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 125
Focal Length: 300mm

The Full Moon of February, called the Snow Moon.  The Moon is at the closest point to Earth in its orbit creating a Full Moon that appears slightly larger than average.

I was able to catch this moonrise in the evening of the 9th.


Taken: February 9 at 21:03
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 250
Focal Length: 300mm

Leading up to the Full Moon, I took a took a photographs in the 1st Quarter and the Waxing Gibbous phases in eastern sky.

I used my Nikon D7100 camera with the AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 GED VR zoom lens for all the photographic.

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