The Ultimate Full Moon Shot

The quick back­sto­ry: “Dean Pot­ter walks a high­line at Cathe­dral Peak as the sun sets and the moon ris­es. Shot from over 1 mile away with a Canon 800mm and 2X by Mikey Schae­fer. This shot was part of a big­ger project for Nation­al Geo­graph­ic called The Man Who Can Fly. ”

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  • My daugh­ter object­ed to a loud high pitched buzzing in that video. My old ears don’t hear it at all. Does any­one else hear it?

  • Niko says:

    I’ve nev­er seen the moon rise that fast. I have watched moons rise up on the hori­zon and nev­er near­ly this fast. Illu­sion due to the wide angle shot?

  • Erik says:

    Yea, I can hear a high pitched buzz

  • Hawthorn says:

    Would­n’t the “Ulti­mate Full Moon Shot” have a full moon in it some­where? The one in the video is wax­ing gib­bous. I like the chap say­ing “do it again.”

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  • Barry says:

    The appar­ent speed of the moon’s rise is indeed increased because of the lens focal length, although it’s an extreme tele­pho­to, rather than wide angle view. Did­n’t hear any buzz at this end of things, by the way.

  • rjeff says:

    The Earth rotates 360 degrees in 24 hours or 15 degrees in one hour. This reduces to 1 degree every 4 min­utes. The diam­e­ter of the Moon is 1/2 degree. It there­fore takes 2 min­utes for the Moon to move through one full diam­e­ter. These are round num­bers and an approx­i­mate cal­cu­la­tion, but close enough to what we see here.

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