Last years thread provided lots of interesting and colourful photos, so I thought we'd carry it on, but for 2021. The link to last years thread: "Tonight's Moon 2020; share your photos here" if you're interested in looking back. Photos can be of the night-time or daytime moon, and it doesn't matter whether you can clearly see the craters or not, because getting scenes with the moon in, will not always be possible to clearly see the detail.
The following (in green) are some tips taken from the Time and Date website, as a guide for those who may be finding it hard to photograph the moon.
Taking Pictures of the Moon
The Moon is beautiful to the naked eye, but it can be tricky to capture with a camera.
Full Moon photos need planning.
Planning Your Moon Picture
Whether you have a smartphone or a more advanced camera, planning is the key to a successful shot.
Using a Smartphone or Compact Camera
Smartphones and small compact cameras have a wide lens and a small sensor, so the Moon might come out looking like a blurry dot of light in the sky. Most mobile cameras also don't have a very powerful zoom, which you need to capture the surface details of the Moon. However, there are ways you can play to the strengths of your cell phone:
In order to make the Moon the focal point of the image and to capture the surface details, you'll need a DSLR or another camera with a zoom equivalent of 200 mm or above.
Zoom in to capture surface details.
I will try and prime when the next full moon, or any notable moons are, and what name it is known by. I would think also, if there are any photographic stellar activities, ie comets or planets that may be very clear, they could also be included.
The next full moon for the UK will be on Thursday 28th January at 19:16 approx.
Here's a couple from today's morning 'waning' moon from today, 2nd January 2021
Flickr Peak Rambler
I couldnt see the exact instructions above for my camera Mike lol
So from tonight on auto mode
Then dont know mode...well it was dark and the moon was behind the trees lol
Oh I accidently moved while taking the pic
So its now a snake moon
Found the moon setting..a think lol...but was still behind the trees hense the dark parts!
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
Just before I set off home 31/12/2020 05:45
My Fbook Group
Taken at 09.55AM on 31ST Dec
In reply to Gardenbirder:
Gardenbirder said:Thanks, Mike, lovely shots.
Thank you Ann.
In reply to Linda257:
There's nowt wrong with a snake moon.
All good photos. For camera settings, try the following:
For the Nikon,
For the Canon
In reply to Mike B:
Linda257 said:Nice one Mike..will give it a go next full moon
Taken last night.
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