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Supermoon at Cinquantenaire (only if we have clear sky)

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Update 9/9/2014
Hi All,
Yesterday I've checked out the location and the moon at Cinquantenaire.

Honestly, I did not expect the Supermoon to look like a big cheesecake in the sky but it could have been a bit bigger. Maybe I was suffering from the moon-illusion [wikipedia] ( I've learnt something new... ;-)

You will definitely need a long lens or zoom in a lot.
I've noticed too:
It was an interesting idea to see the moon through the Arcs but probably doesn't look nice on photos.
* There is still the flag in the center arc moving in the wind spoiling all HDR attempts.
* The "back-side" of the Monument is not well illuminated and it will be completely dark by 21:15.

The view from Cinquantenaire towards Montgomery might be more promising.

It will be better if we meet on the place between the two museums, towards Montgomery. We will be such a large group, not to miss ;-)


Update 8/9/2014:

Dear all -

in a comment earlier, I've pointed to an internet site which explains nicely some techniques to photograph the moon / super moon.

with two remarks: No remote shutter release? use the self-timer of the camera, this helps to avoid shake when pressing the shutter No tripod? put your camera on something solid. A small sand-bag (freezer bag, loosely filled with rice, sugar or similar) helps to set the camera

Pointing to web-sites is not the new style of our learning and sharing network, however, when I proposed this meetup, I expected around 10 to 20 Happy Shuttercounts to sign up. Now we are close to hundert... But don't forget: It's about learning from each other - ask and share your knowledge.

Hope the weather is with us ;-)
Check back to this site, more updates to follow.

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Supermoon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon ( or a new moon ( with the closest approach the Moon ( makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee ( ( of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The term "supermoon" is not astronomical (, but originated in modern astrology ([1] ( The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, but the evidence of such a link is widely held to be unconvincing.[2] (

The most recent occurrence was on August 10, 2014. The next and closest supermoon of 2014 will be on September 9.[3] (

The supermoon at 9. September will align with the axis Cinquantenaire - Montgomery at around 21:46 at an elevation of 13,9°
A nice opportunity to picture the full moon which seems to be 13% larger as usual. Bring your tripod or borrow one (use the discussion).

We will have some photographic related discussions and a snack / drink before or after. Details will follow.