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Photographer:

Craig & Tammy Temple

Email:

ctastroimager@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Hendersonville, TN, USA

Date/Time of photo:

May 5, 2012 @ 8:52pm CST

Equipment:

Camera: Nikon D40 on fixed tripod Exposures: Trees & Sky = .62sec at ISO400 @ f/6.3; Moon = 1/80sec at ISO400 @ f/6.3 Lens: Trees & Sky = Nikkor 18-55mm @ 38mm; Moon = Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm

Description:

On May 5, 2012, when this image was taken, the Moon was near perigee (its closest approach to Earth). Because of this, it appeared brighter and larger than it will any other time this year giving it the designation of a super Moon. This is a composite image...one shot was taken for the trees and sky and another shot for the moon, then the two were merged together for the final result.

Website:

http://cntastro.smugmug.com

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