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Global Skywatch

pink super moon shot

At 0400 hours (4:00 AM) this morning Scooter (aka: Beagle Brain, BLAB – Beagle Lab cross) bugged me to let her go outside.

Experience has taught me to honor those requests.

I saw this big, fat moon and remembered this was the night of this year’s largest super moon.

So I shot it.

I fetched my trusty Canon SX740HS camera with image stabilization and 40x zoom to take a couple of moon shots.

It is pretty hard to hold a steady sight picture with a palm-sized camera, on an object 224,865 miles away, moving at a speed of 2,288 miles per hour, during the day. Harder still in the middle of the night when I would just as soon be back asleep.

I continue to be amazed that this is possible at all.