February’s moon was called the Snow Moon. It was going to be close to the earth on the 27th February at 8:17 a.m. in the morning. I could get some sleep and get up early and capture the moon. All I needed was a clear sky and a high view point. The advantage of moon images is that I get to use my zoom lens at the maximum reach of 1300 mm. My previous posts on the moon are The Moon our Satellite and Moon Light and Clouds. The challenge is capturing the moon at the time specified.
It was just before 6 a.m. and I had to get the camera ready. When I looked through my window the moon was already going over the roof tops. I grabbed my camera and captured the images.
A higher viewpoint was required so I moved upstairs to another window. The moon was heading down sooner than I expected so I had to get out on the street to find a good view point to capture it. As I walked along the street it was obvious that the moon was very low in the sky. Bruce Castle Park, Tottenham, was where I ended up for the remaining images.
In the park the camera was set to aperture priority, ISO 100, f5.6, EV -1/3, White Balance – Sunlight.
The time was 6:30 a.m. and the sun was making an appearance in the sky.
My creativity came out and I captured images of the moon with branches and leaves obscuring the view.
As the moon got lower the top of a roof was showing in the image.
The sun was on the way up and the frost could be seen on the ground in the park.
Before I left the park a few more images was captured of the moon before it disappeared out of view.
The time was 6:40 a.m. I headed home and made my way up to Alexandra Palace for a higher view point of the moon. I was expecting to see the moon at 8:17 a.m. The moon was no longer visible!
It was 8:19 a.m. with the sun shining bright and no moon to be located where I was looking. The event has been missed again.