August supermoon in San Francisco

» Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Featured, San Francisco

Sunday night’s supermoon was the brightest and closest to Earth in 20 years. It was 14% bigger and about 30% brighter than usual. I did my usual research about possible locations in the week leading to the Full Moon. I found one promising location but Saturday was an extremely foggy day here in the San Francisco Bay. I had made up my mind that it was not worth going, until late Sunday afternoon, when a friend of mine sent me this text: “Moon shoot tonight?”. He lives in San Francisco so he had direct information that our friend Karl (see Karl the fog) was not coming over.

I drove quickly (but safely) to San Francisco to meet my friend and we went to my planned location. I knew I would not see when the Moon exactly rises over the horizon because of buildings in the way but I had calculated that shortly after it would appear above the San Francisco financial district, close to the TransAmerica tower.

Supermoon of 2014 rising above San Francisco financial district.

Supermoon of 2014 rising above San Francisco financial district.

A view of San Francisco with the full super moon of August 2014.

A view of San Francisco with the full super moon of August 2014.

The Moon played a hide and seek game with low clouds and it was interesting to work on compositions with a wide angle.

The Bay Bridge, San Francisco business district and the full moon.

The Bay Bridge, San Francisco business district and the Full Moon.

If you missed it, there is still another spectacular full moon in September. My images of July’s Full Moon are also available here.