The Supermoon of July was taken by Michael Hightower of Lebec. He was prepared when it rose, with the communications towers on a Tejon Ranch ridge in the foreground. On Sunday, Aug. 10 the supermoon will rise at 11:10 a.m. We are unsure if it will be possible to make a great daytime photo of it, but give it a try.
Michael Hightower of Lebec had so much fun with the rising of the supermoon last month, and made such a lovely photo, that we thought we should continue the sport with The Supermoon Challenge.
The next two supermoon risings are Sunday, Aug. 10 at 11:10 a.m. and Monday, Sept. 8 at 6:58 p.m. Then they’ll be gone. That’s it for 2014.
The August moonrise, according to Space.com, is the brightest of 2014— when the moon’s orbit is at its full moon perigee—bringing it into its closest proximity to Planet Earth. It will be tricky to photograph a full moon at midday. Let’s see what we get.
We’ll print a showcase of your entries. Send your Supermoon Challenge photos to Editor@MountainEnterprise.com.
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This is part of the August 8, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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