New Years SuperMoon
Taken by Alan Dyer on December 31, 2017 @ near Gleichen, Alberta
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 60D
Exposure Time: 1/25
Aperture: Unavailable
ISO: 100
Date Taken: 2018:01:01 18:34:04
 
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This is the Full Moon rising on New Years Day, in a composite of 4 exposures shot over a snowy prairie horizon in southern Alberta.

This was the largest and closest Full Moon of 2018 and so ranked as a “supermoon,” or perigean Full Moon. It is the first Full Moon of January, as the next Full Moon is January 31, when the Moon will also be totallty eclipsed.

Layers of warm air aloft moving in after an extreme cold snap of -30° C temperatures created the inversion layer which led to the very distorted lunar disk as it rose. Segments of the disk snapping off at the top and bottom presented slight green (first two images) and red flashes (last two images) or tinted rims on the edge of the disk.

This is a composite of 4 out of 500 images shot for a time-lapse sequence, layered in Photoshop. All were with the 66mm f/7 William Optics apo refractor and Canon 60Da camera firing 1/25th second exposures every 1 second.
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