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Archive for September 23, 2010

Shooting For The Moon!

Tonight, September 22, 2010, we observed a very large and beautiful moon in our back yard. A friend coincidentally asked us to photograph it, so I did. It was a beautiful sight. Keep in mind that wedding photography and astronomical photography are distant cousins, meaning they require totally different equipment.

According to, tonight is a special moon; it’s the harvest moon…

A week after the first quarter phase in September comes the full moon, which will also hold the title of Harvest Moon — a full moon that occurs nearest in the calendar to the autumnal equinox.

This year we have an almost perfect example of a Harvest Moon, since the moon will turn full only 6 hours and 8 minutes after the equinox on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 5:17 a.m. EDT (0917 GMT).

So go out to your back yard and have a look and enjoy the harvest moon! Read the entire article here: Harvest Moon

Austin, TX Harvest Moon at Dusk, September 22, 2010

Austin, TX Harvest Moon After Dark, September 22, 2010

Notice the little speck in the bottom right corner…I believe that is Jupiter, if my sources are correct (above).

Texas Moon