Solstice Full Moon

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Image credit & copyright: Me. Feel free to use and abuse with credit.

Summer begins today, Monday June 20, 2016 at 18:34 EDT (22:34 UTC) for the Northern Hemisphere and happy first day of winter to all of my upside down friends in the Southern Hemisphere.

This is also the first summer solstice Full Moon since the summer of 1967 so let’s make this the new summer of love! The Full Moon peaked at 07:00 EDT (11:00 UTC) so just because I caught this shot before sunrise, it will still look relatively the same tonight. After all, a calendar day is just a period of light sandwiched between two dark periods, so have a look.

I processed this image differently than my previous Moon images. I used the tutorial by Photographing Space created by Cory and Tanja Schmitz to really bring out the color and textures in Luna’s surface. Here’s the tutorial if you wish to have a go yourself.

http://photographingspace.com/find-the-secret-and-subtle-color-in-moon-photos/

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