Saturday, 31 October 2015


E very Year (almost;every one Year one month 18 days) there is a Super Moon, see future Years list below.

 It was a happy coincidence, one day in September I was able to capture an image combining Super Moon, River and Canada Geese.....but it was all about timing.

A Super Moon (Perigee-Syzygy) will appear approximately every 14th full Moon, So they are not a rare event and with the extra illumination 30% and the Moon 14% larger, these additions
give a photographer a very small advantage to
 illuminate the land or water.
The Photographer's Ephemeris; Link here was my resource, it gave me the timing for the Super Moon directly over the River Trent at Yoxhall. See the screen shot below.

Click image to enlarge or use the link above

There was only a small window of opportunity with the Moon lined up vertically above the River Trent. 
The idea was to use the River
to reflect the Moon light, as it was a flowing River the moon light would appear as a flood of Moon light, so giving that classic moon lit scene. There was a foreground element that was not in the plan, Seven Canada Geese, but they made the night scene come to life. 


© J R Arrowsuch.

See the the image at my web site;

Future Perigee (Super Moon) Years;
September 28th 2015
November 14th 2016
No Perigee 2017
January 2nd 2018
January 21st 2019
February 19th 2019 

Thanks to"The Photographers Ephemeris"For the screen shot.