Harvest Moon

Every year my work holds a photo contest.  The main rules are:  it has to be taken within the last 3 years, it has to be within the city and has to be landscape.   This year was the first year I had an opportunity to enter.  I have a hundred photos I wanted to enter, but they didn’t fit into the rules.  So, this September I was walking my dogs and I saw the Harvest Moon close to the horizon.  I ran them home, grabbed my camera, ran back out and snapped some shots.

I won first place!  I get to have my photo displayed in the hallways of my work for forever!  It’s a huge canvas with my name and my department (see my featured photo) and I am SO proud for an amateur photo!  Long story short, I only had a couple of months to prepare, so winning first place means the world to me!

I took this photo with my Canon SX30 IS PowerShot, which by any means isn’t a “professional” camera I wish I did own, but still proud!

Harvest Moon
Taken 9/25/18 @ 0825

The Harvest Moon is the first full moon of Autumn for the Northern Hemisphere and the first full moon of Spring for the Southern Hemisphere. In September of 2018, the Harvest Moon actually rose on Monday, September 24 at 10:52 P.M. (Eastern Time)

The Full Harvest Moon rises at sunset and then will rise near sunset for several nights in a row. It may almost seem as if there are full Moons multiple nights in a row, which makes sense because I took this photo September 25, 2018 @ 0825.

I looked through my thousands of photos and happened to find some photos I took of the moon from 2013.  June 22, 2013 was a Super Moon, which means it will appear about 14% larger and 30% brighter than a more typical Full Moon does.  May 25, 2013 was an actual Full Moon.  See photos below.

Stay tuned for next year’s contest (going to get started early this time)!