Tonight’s full moon is the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. It offers anyone with clear skies an opportunity to identify easy-to-see features on the moon.
This being the first full moon of 2010, it is also known as the wolf moon, a moniker dating back to Native American culture and the notion that hungry wolves howled at the full moon on cold winter nights. Each month brings another full moon name.
I grabbed my tripod and ventured out into the 9 degree night and set the timer on my camera and took the shot below. This was the first picture I ever took of the moon. Don’t miss out on the fun tonight. Grab your camera and see what you can capture.
Manual Exposure on a tripod: ISO 100, f/8, 1/160, 263mm (70-300mm)