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Kamala Venkatesh
San Diego, California, USA
08:10 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon D750; Sigma 100-400mm/f5.6-6
Exif: 1/4sec; 240mm; f6; ISO400

Post-processing Details:

Edited in Adobe Lightroom

Image Details:

Normally, I like to capture my full moon in a rural setting. But given that the moon rose much later than sunset, I preferred to shoot it against our beautiful skyline of San Diego, California. Gives it better perspective. I had researched the location using the app PhotoPills and it surely rose where the app had predicted.

The first of two full moons in August reached its peak on Tuesday, August 1. And as an added bonus, both of the full moons this month are also supermoons. There are four supermoons in 2023. The Aug. 30 moon will also be a blue moon, since it's the second full moon of the month. So if you did not see the Sturgeon (supermoon/full moon) tonight, there is one coming up at the end of August.

This moon is also called the Sturgeon Moon named after North America’s largest fish, the sturgeon.