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Supermoon Rise and Sunset in Smoke

September 30, 2023

I had hoped to photograph Saturn and the Harvest Supermoon but alas stars were not visible through the smoke of the northern wild fires.

First up was the sunset since it would set before the moon would rise above the horizon. I shot the sun at Peggy's Cove at normal exposure and one stop underexposed. The results were somewhat spooky.

Second up was the moon rise but as usual the horizon was obscured but the moon finally rose above it and shone bright but very orange-red in the twilight.

Note how the bands on the sun changed colour as the refraction adjusted to the depth of smoke the sun had to shine through.

Sun Setting at Peggy's Cove Through Wild Fire Smoke

The Harvest Supermoon Shining Through Wildfire Smoke