November 2016 Supermoon

Each year, November’s full moon is called the Beaver Moon.  Algonquin Native American tribes as well as American colonists called it the Beaver Moon because “this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs,” according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Tonight’s Beaver Moon was also the long-awaited Supermoon, the largest moon in 69 years.  The most spectacular Supermoon since 1948, it appeared 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than usual.  Nothing will match it until the moon makes a similar approach on November 25, 2034.

I couldn’t set up for a location and so tried my luck from our campsite.  When it first appeared, it was bright and golden.



Fooling around with different ideas, I caught this next shot I thought was neat.


I waited five hours after the Supermoon rose and tried my luck once more.  I processed this one in black and white.


It was fun and challenging, and that’s what photography is all about!

I had practiced this past week where I had a little better luck.  The next photo was taken a few days ago on November 10, 2016.


I am excited to see everyone else’s moon photos.  Many put a lot of thought into the time and location; and I know there are going to be some awesome captures.

Thank you for taking a little peek at mine…..    🙂


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