Posts Tagged "full moon"

Full Moon over Pigeon Lighthouse

»Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Featured

Full Moon over Pigeon Lighthouse

The full moon this month was setting right behind Pigeon Lighthouse near Davenport, CA. Usually when the full moon sets over this area, a strong marine layer of fog occludes the moon. Winter is when you get your best chance of clear weather and Sunday morning we were very lucky. There was fog but at a higher altitude, so when the moon went under the fog layer it was perfect.

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June Full Moon: Golden State Warriors

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Featured, San Francisco

June Full Moon: Golden State Warriors

Last night was the full moon for the month of June. I was uncertain about the weather, summer being here, our friend Karl the fog is often present. Exceptionally yesterday was a clear day and stayed clear in the evening. I went again at the same location as last month, looking for a better image. In photography, dedication and stubbornness are essential. The major difference between this month and last, is the lighting of the Coit Tower. The city is celebrating its basketball team, the Golden State Warriors, playing in the NBA Finals for the first time in over 40 years. I had everything lined up but the fog came in to play the trouble-maker. It was late enough so I could get a couple of nice images.

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100th post: May full moon

»Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Featured, San Francisco

100th post: May full moon

This is my 100th post and if you had told me 2 and half years ago that would have written 100 posts, I would not have believed you. It is fitting that my 100th post is about May’s Full Moon. On paper, this full moon had the potential to be great: it was going to line up perfectly over the Coit tower, the timing was perfect, exactly 32 minutes after sunset (so the sky would be a great blue) and it would really be a full moon (30 minutes later). I forgot one thing, it is summer here now in San Francisco,¬†which¬†means that Karl the fog is present. I was hoping all day that it would stay cool so the fog would stay away. When the moon showed up, it was looking good but in a couple minutes as the moon was rising, the fog was moving in. In a matter of minutes, I...

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April Full moon: over Alcatraz and moon eclipse

»Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in San Francisco

April Full moon: over Alcatraz and moon eclipse

This morning, early, there was a full moon eclipse visible from San Francisco. The eclipse did start at 2am until 8am. So I woke very early and drove to San Francisco, I was planning on catching the second portion of the eclipse over the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. A couple of factors were not playing in my favor: First the weather, a storm was supposed to be here Saturday and the chance of clouds were at 45%. This is high enough not to see the moon at all. Second, the eclipse was past the moon set, so the moon would be not as bright as usual, combining by the fact that the moon set time was after the sunrise (by 5 minutes or so) I was predicting that the moon would be very faint against the sky. Third, the moon would not be low enough on the horizon until...

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March Full moon: over the Coit Tower

»Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in postcard, San Francisco

March Full moon: over the Coit Tower

Did you see the full moon yesterday? This month, the moon was rising over the Coit Tower in San Francisco. The ideal point was between Lombart St. and Chestnut St. Unfortunately there is no open view between those two streets, buildings are lining up the streets and keeping the view for themselves. I got on top of Lombart right before sunset. The cable car stops right here, with the gold light of the sunset it was great, candid shot. Even the Coit tower was basked in warm light, but I was looking for a better location. I could not find any, so I went back to Lombart St. and found a spot that was the closest to buildings as possible, while still having a view. When the moon rose, it was on the left of the tower but too close to the tower. This confirmed what I...

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