Perigee Full Moon

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November’s full moon was the closest to earth and therefore the biggest full moon in 68 years. Although the moon would not be visible from Wiltshire at the actual moment of full moon and closest approach, from a photographic point of view I wanted to make images at moonrise to include some terrestrial landscape. On 13 November the (almost) full moon rose at 4.16pm and the sun set at 4.20pm. This provided a period of about 10 minutes when the moon and the terrestrial landscape were of similar brightness, enabling them to be included in the same image using a single exposure. My chosen location was Charlton Beech Clumps on the northern edge of Salisbury Plain, providing a clear view to the north-east. Encroaching cloud held off just long enough to capture the huge pink-tinged moon as it rose behind the beech clump.