Friday, September 13, 2019

Micromoon on Red Cogon Grass (September 13, 2019)

The moon tonight is being called a "micromoon" because it appears just a bit dimmer than usual. This is because it is at apogee, or its farthest distance from Earth, and thus appears about 14% smaller and 30% dimmer than when it is at its closest point to Earth, which is known as the perigee.

It was a cloudy night, but I managed to take a pic of tonight's very unusual "micromoon" behind a stand of red cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'). Interestingly enough, because of some minor trembling of my arm it just so happened that the moon was distinctly heart shaped in the picture!

I used a shutter speed of 1/1.3 and an aperture of f22 to get the pic.

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