full moon in 2024, Snow Moon
2nd January 2024

Get your stargazing gear ready because it will be a celestial smorgasbord of full moons in 2024! We’re talking 12 luminous orbs gracing the night sky, including four supermoons, a dazzling blue moon, and even a couple of lunar eclipses to spice things up. These are a timeless spectacle that never gets old, no matter how many times you’ve seen them. But what makes the 2024 lunar parade extra special? Let’s dive...

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Blue Supermoon
30th August 2023

If you have explored this blog, you may have encountered a few posts about photographing a supermoon. Like the Blood Wolf Moon or the Pink one. Even a recording of a Clubhouse talk among passionate moon-chasers. There is a lot I like about photographing a supermoon. From the excitement of waiting for the day to come to the hours spent to find and scout a location, determine a good alignment, wait for...

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How To Photograph The Supermoon
24th June 2021

Tonight we will witness the last Supermoon of the year, so what is it and how to photograph the Supermoon? This was the topic of a conversation on Clubhouse last Monday as part of our Astrophotography Club. I was asked to talk about my experience and give some tips on getting these photos right as, coincidentally, I am running a moon series on my Instagram @fabienb. Plenty of moon shots there, and...

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Fujifilm XF100-400
8th April 2021

I received the Fujifilm XF100-400 F/4.5-5.6 zoom lens from Fuji (not sponsored, I requested it as part of the Fujifilm Photographers programme I’m in). And so I went to test it in the woods, even though I don’t normally photograph much wildlife. I had an idea for a photo of the full moon (more on that during the video)… You know that I’m always keen on a good moon photo. Hence why...

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Snow Moon moonset in London
4th March 2021

February’s full moon is called a Snow Moon, and here you will see the full Snow Moon moonset in London. Right between the City skyscrapers. If you have been following me for some time, you know I’m a sucker for a good moon photo. The moon is, in fact, featured a lot in this blog: I’m sure there will be more in the future as well. It’s just a subject that I...

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Moonrise in London
6th October 2020

I decided I’d try a different format for my YouTube vlog and embark on a Photo Mission to shoot the moonrise in London. To be completely honest, the idea came up while I was editing my footage. But all I filmed made perfect sense in such a format, so I decided to put it together this way. I had not really decided to go out to take the resulting shot, mainly because...

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Waxing gibbous moon
9th April 2020

Right, the pink supermoon… Or, how things don’t always go to plan.

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Close-up shot of the moon
10th February 2020

The Astronomy Calendar 2020 makes a lot of sense in this blog. You might remember from previous posts or Instagram Stories that I’m obsessed with Sun and Moon. In fact, I already talked about my hunt for a Supermoon (and eclipse) here and here. When it comes to sunrise and sunset, there’s a bit of luck involved because you can hardly know if the colours in the sky will turn how you...

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Close-up shot of the moon
20th February 2019

In January, the Super Blood Wolf Moon was only half a success because the clouds arrived to “eclipse the eclipse”. That meant I needed to try this again with the new supermoon in February, the Super Snow Moon. What is a Supermoon anyway? You know that the moon follows an elliptical orbit around the Earth. Within this trajectory, the perigee is the closest point to our planet, and the apogee is the...

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A close-up view of the lunar eclipse of 2019
21st January 2019

Still in the first weeks of the new year, there was already an exciting photographic occasion: the Super Blood Wolf Moon. Such a dramatic name stands for a supermoon that happens at the same time as a lunar eclipse. Something quite rare: consider the next eclipse will be only visible in the UK in almost 11 years (maybe less?)! If you’re already googling the date to pin it to your calendar… Probably...

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