While some may disagree if this is the last Super Full Moon of 2020, the May Flower Moon was big, bold, and beautiful! It’s name pretty much says it all. The flowers begin to bloom this time of the year in my area and they seem to be right on time!
Here in Wisconsin, the Super May Flower moon peaked over the horizon in the southeast around 8:43 pm central time.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see much of the initial rise at the horizon of the last Super Full Moon of 2020. Only a very small section at the bottom was visible because there was a thick band of clouds blocking most of the view. Even as bright and orange as this super moon was, it couldn’t be seen through the dense clouds.
Rising above the clouds
I don’t know about your area, but in mine, those clouds along the horizon are starting to become a “normal” part of the sky. I’ve noticed this for a while now. They are often there during the sunrise, moon rise, or sun set. It gets a little annoying when you want to photograph the full rising or setting of the sun or moon.
Finally, that lovely orange ball was able to climb up above the clouds. The winds were blowing strong enough to where it was difficult to get clear shots. The whole camera was shaking around on the tripod.
I do love the effect the clouds give to the super moon. It adds a lot of depth and mystery to that orange sphere.
I doesn’t matter to me how many times I’ve photographed a super or non super moon. It never fails to put on a beautiful show. I always get a small glimpse of something new. Maybe a clearer view of a crater or a trail that has been highlighted. Taking pics of my favorite subject never gets old.
If you’re interested in learning about the moon rise in your area, I highly recommend going to timeanddate.com. Just enter your area and you’ll get all the info you need about the rising and setting of the sun and moon. There’s lots of other great info on there as well. So, get outdoors, look up, and watch the sky!