Supermoon Rising by David Galbraith
Supermoon Rising (David Galbraith)
Supermoon Rising by David Galbraith

A perigee full Moon, or “supermoon,” over Lake Ontario.

Photo of the Week for November 18, 2016

Last Monday’s perigee full Moon (a.k.a. “supermoon”) generated a lot of excitement and inspired many SkyNews readers to photograph the event. We gratefully received a rich harvest of wonderful images, including this beautiful time-lapse picture by David Galbraith of Dundas, Ontario. He captured this sequence on the evening of November 13 in nearby Burlington where the Moon rose behind the Brant Street Pier, which overlooks Lake Ontario.

Supermoon Rising by David Galbraith
Supermoon Rising (David Galbraith)

David recorded an image of the lunar disc every 15 seconds over the course of 80 minutes. “I knew this approach would produce more frames than needed, but I wasn’t sure of the relationship between the apparent diameter of the Moon and its motion across the sky,” he explains. Sure enough, for the final composite, he utilized only one image out of every ten he produced.

Each individual 1/200-second frame was shot at ISO400 with a tripod-mounted Nikon D800 DSLR camera and a zoom lens set to 50mm focal length and f/11.

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