August 2014 Super Moon

Super Moon w Bill Emerson Bridge 08-10-2014After reading all the hoopla about yet another Super Moon, I checked the moon tracker on my Droid smartphone and told Mother we’d better saddle up so I’d be ready at 6:46 when the moon was supposed to rise at 110 degrees, slightly south of east. I calculated that the terraces at the River Campus would be a good place to use the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge as a foreground object.

6:46 came and went. Then 7:00 and 7:15. That’s when I discovered that my moon ap thought I was still in Florida. I was an hour early. I cut a nap short for nothing.

That gave me plenty of time to shoot the trees in the gathering twilight, the river hiding behind a curve and a couple getting acquainted on the old bridge’s overlook before the moon made its appearance.

Super Moon photo gallery

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9 Replies to “August 2014 Super Moon”

  1. Ken, thank you so much for those beautiful pictures of the super moon. The trees are so thick on our property so I wanted to wait until it moved over to Lake Tanecomo but that would have been about 3 a.m.
    Cloud cover was the problem then… happy I can see the good ole Mississippi and the bridge with the awesome moon. I’m forwarding these pictures to our children if that’s ok with you.

  2. We are covered in trees, too, and I don’t know where I could go to see the moon. After the leaves drop, we get stunning views. Beautiful pictures, Ken, as always.

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  3. Here’s that “Super Moon” photographed by NASA.
    (Looks like a huge melon to me.)

    NASA Sees the Supermoon From Washington

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