The Moon of Falling Leaves, 2007

The Moon of Falling Leaves, 2007October hosts the “Hunter’s Moon”, also known as the “Moon of Falling Leaves”. This year’s full moon in Durham, North Carolina passed over an overcast, rainy sky. But the next night was clear, so I set out my new “moon rock” camera near downtown Durham to test out the camera. It was a pleasant, warm evening and I was accompanied by Carmela and our good friend Alicia. Alicia had flown down from NY for the weekend, not knowing it was also a full moon pinhole photo night. Dinner at Pop’s later topped off the evening nicely. (click on thumbnail image for larger image)

Here’s the time/date/exposure data:

The following information for Durham County, North Carolina(longitude W78.9, latitude N36.0):

Saturday, 27 October 2007, Eastern Daylight Time
         Sunset                     6:25 p.m.
        End civil twilight         6:52 p.m.
        Start Exposure             6:45 p.m.
        Moonrise                   7:18 p.m.
   Sunday, 28 October 2007, Eastern Daylight Time
        Begin civil twilight       7:08 a.m.
        End Exposure               7:15 a.m.
        Sunrise                    7:34 a.m.
        Moonset                    10:41 a.m.

Phase of the Moon on 27 October:   waning gibbous with 97% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.
Full Moon on 26 October 2007 at 12:52 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

I was disappointed in the over-exposure of the city lights. I haven’t yet checked the pinhole size to be sure that isn’t the problem. I’m using ISO 100 film and its hard to find 4×5 sheet film that is slower. I do have some dated 64 film I may try out for the city scapes.

2 thoughts on “The Moon of Falling Leaves, 2007”

  1. Hey Greg,
    I’ve been reading your posts – glad you’re keeping up the photography 🙂 I’m also glad my mom didn’t accidentally kick over your camera or in some other way compromise your full moon.

    p.s. I like the over exposure of the city. It makes the moon light look even more powerful.

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