Friday, January 1, 2010

Blue moon


THE SECOND FULL MOON OF DECEMBER 2009, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS (Click for large version)

Pentax K20D
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm ED (IF)
1/125 sec. f11
ISO 200

Yes, I lowered the color temperature toward the blue spectrum in post-processing to make this image seem truly a "blue" moon. It was a perfect night for such a shot -- black, nearly cloudless, and severe clear -- what World War II pilots called a "bomber's moon." The next time we'll have a blue moon (the second full moon in a calendar month) will be on August 31, 2012.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the perfect image. It was cloudy here in Maryland. - Tina

KLS said...

Interesting that the next blue moon will take place on *MY* birthday in 2012! I'll have to remember the event.