Super Moon – July 13, 2014

////Super Moon – July 13, 2014

Super Moon - July 13, 2014Super Moon – July 13, 2014 – Nikon D7100, f6.3, 1/2500, ISO 500, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Yesterday morning I happened to be on Antelope Island State Park as July’s Super Moon set over Buffalo Point and I took a few images of it. Buffalo Point is on the north end of Antelope Island and near the top there is a short trail, you can also walk around the lower elevation of Buffalo Point and the shoreline of the Great Salt Lake from both the Bridger Bay and White Rock Bay campgrounds. I took this image from the Bridger Bay Campground.

When next month’s Super Moon occurs perhaps I will be in a more scenic location but for now the golden light of sunrise on the rocks and sagebrush will have to do.



  1. Humming Bird Lover July 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Hi! Saw the big beautiful moon that night! Was afraid my camera would not due it so beautiful! Here in Va. Thanks for taking this picture! Have a great day1

  2. Kathiesbirds July 15, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Are you sure that was not a bubble delivering Glinda, the good witch to the island? 😉

  3. Utahbooklover July 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Beautiful day shot. I saw it the night before against the Wasatch Mountains, also impressive. According to NASA, a full moon at perigee is up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than one at its farthest point, or apogee. And in 2014, the Harvest Moon comes one month after the year’s closest and largest full moon on August 10, 2014. So this year’s Harvest Moon counts as a supermoon too.

  4. Sherry in MT July 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    You were in the perfect place at the perfect time – I’m jealous! LOL Great shot.

  5. Elephant's Child July 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Stunning. And that image ‘will have to do’? You are spoilt. That is a sight which would lodge deep in my heart.
    Mind you, my greedy self is looking forward to whatever images you capture of the next Super Moon.

  6. Mary McAvoy July 14, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Beautiful shot, Mia! I love that the blueness of the sky permeates the moon.
    I love seeing the supermoon in the daytime.

    If interested, check out my night shot of the supermoon, with a bonus surprise!
    A real lucky shot!

  7. Jolanta July 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Wow! Looks amazing! Fantastic photo 🙂

  8. Sarah Mayhew July 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Beautiful! We had a cloud bank here so missed the horizon effect.

  9. Lois Bryan July 14, 2014 at 7:58 am

    oh well done YOU!!!!! This is glorious!!! I was hearing about the moon on the news, but we’re so crowded with trees and hills here, there’s very little open space to capture such things. Even if there were, who’s kidding who … too much going on and too little technical knowledge to get the job done right. THIS image of yours is a stunner!!!!!!

  10. Patty Chadwick July 14, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Ethereal,,,looks like a big, glass bubble…beautiful image!

  11. Liz Cormack July 14, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Love the shot & how lucky you were. We were socked in with clouds/rain so no moon.

  12. Bob Bushell July 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Wowie, it looks like it’s a see-through balloon, magical Mia.

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