Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/12/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Dec 22 FULL MOON SHOOT!
From: "Roland Smith" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 22:25:52 -0800

Does anyone have any recommendations for exposure using ISO 125 film?

Roland Smith
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Ted Grant <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, December 12, 1999 4:15 PM
Subject: [Leica] Dec 22 FULL MOON SHOOT!

> Hi folks,
> For all you moon shooters here's something that might make for some wild
> eyed moon pictures.
> =================================
> This year will be the first full moon to occur on the winter solstice,
> December 22nd, commonly called the first day of winter.
> Since a full moon on the winter solstice occurs in conjunction with a
> perigee (point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth), the moon
> appear about 14% larger than it does at apogee (the point in it's
> orbit that is farthest from the Earth).  Since the Earth is also several
> million miles closer to the sun at this time of the year than in the
> sunlight striking the moon is about 7% stronger making it brighter.  Also,
> this will be the closest perigee of the Moon of the year since the moon's
> orbit is constantly deforming.  If the weather is clear and there is a
> cover where you live, it is believed that even car headlights will be
> superfluous.  On December 21st, 1866, the Lakota Sioux took advantage of
> this combination of occurrences and staged a devastating retaliatory
> on soldiers in the Wyoming Territory.
> In laymen's terms it will be a super bright full moon, much more than the
> usual AND it hasn't happened this way for 133 years!
> Our ancestors 133 years ago saw this.  Our descendants 100 or so years
> now will see this again.
> Remember this will happen December 22, 1999.....
> ...
> Ted Grant
> This is Our Work. The Legacy of Sir William Osler.