Monday, May 8, 2017

Image: Jet Went Over the Moon

Airline flying over moon on MAY 8  2017, Okinawa

Just Nights Before the May 2017 Full Moon



With the meteorologists predicting, unpredictable weather, I decided to shoot the moon tonight.

Normally, you have a chance to catch a full moon, three nights in a row.

The moon, will be at its fullest (100%) in the May 11 2017, 6:42AM in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

For me, the evenings of the 9th-11th, would be the times, to catch the best photographs.

Out for a breath of fresh air, I noticed the moon in blue skies. It's nowhere near full.

Checking the Weather Channel, tomorrow night will be rainy.

So, I grabbed a camera and tripod, to play with the moon tonight. The plane was an extra.

Three images were made using the 12 second timer. I caught the flight on my last shot.

Photos may be rotated, placing the jet, centered over the moon but, I wouldn't consider that.

Too many stargazers and astronomers, would catch it and complain. Leave it natural.


Camera: Pentax K1

Lens: Pentax 300MM with 1.4 converter for Focal Length 420

Exposure:  f/11   1/100   ISO 100

Location: Kin Town, Okinawa, Japan

Date and Time:  May 8, 2017   6:41PM



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