May’s Super Moon

The last super Moon in 2020 was in May.  May’s Full Moon is refer or known as the “Flower Moon”.  There were three Super Full Moons in 2020.

March 9, 2000: 222,081 miles (357,404 km)

April 8, 2020: 221,851 miles (357,035 km)

May 7, 2020: 224,429 miles (361,184 km)

A “Supermoon” is a Full Moon or a new moon that nearly coincides with perigee (the closest that the Moon comes to the Earth in its elliptic orbit) resulting in a slightly larger than usual apparent size.

I used my Nikon D7500 with the Nikon DX AF-S NIkkor 55-300mm | 4.5-5.6G ED VR lens. There were several people at the waterfront in New Bern on May 7th after sunset to capture the Super Moon at 20:28.  It rained all day on the 6th, so I went down the waterfront twice on Thursday in the AM and PM.


The Full Moon setting over the Trent River, before sunrise.

And again after sunset, the Full Moon rising over the Neuse River.


I converted one of the photograph to Black & White format.  I was able to get a shaper detail in Black & White (B&W).  There were some red dust in the sky, so it actually looked like photograph.



While waiting for the moon to rise, I took the following picture of the scenery around me.

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