It’s traditional to gaze at the moon during Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival, and 2013 is an especially good year to do so. Tonight’s moon (in China at least) will be at its fullest for eight years, with another opportunity to see maximum moonage not coming round again until 2021.
According to CCTV the moon will have its roundest/fullest shape at 19:13. The news channel also posted a number of tips for photographing the moon:
1. Use a 200mm+ lens with tripod
2. Full manual mode, slow shutter
3. Long exposure, small aperture with low ISO
4. Single point of focus to increase contrast
5. Make sure it’s dark enough when shooting
[Image credit: @rsii]