My Best Moon Shot Ever

The moon popped up into view last night in the northeastern skies and for the first time in almost a year owning a spotting scope, I hauled the device out into the backyard to check out earth’s 60X satellite and — wow! I was blown away by the topographical detail that could be seen.

Though having tried and failed so many times in the past to photograph the moon (ending up most of the time with either a blurred image or a blinding white hole in the sky), I hustled inside and came back with the point-n-shoot, which I pushed up against the scope’s eyepiece, trying to center the moon in the frame and not shake — two things way easier said than done.

Surprise, surprise: I came away with a shot the likes of which I’ve never ever ever gotten before (click it for the bigger picture):

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."