Supermoon? What? The moon is ALWAYS super!
This was a time-lapse I did on May 5th, 2012. What I really wanted to do was get a moonrise like this--it just happened that this was what some were calling a "supermoon." The real term, as it states in the video, is a "perigee-syzygy."
It's a full moon that's closer and a bit brighter than normal, but the reality is that while it is a bit brighter, the size difference between this full moon and others is pretty hard to tell. But all that means is that ALL full moons look this cool! Don't wait for your local news to tell you to go look at the moon. Go outside and have a look any day of the month!
Here's Phil Plait explaining more about the "supermoon" phenomenon: blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/05/02/the-supermoon-stuff-again/
Music is Daft Punk - The Grid (from the Tron Legacy soundtrack) - Used under fair use rules.
As for shooting it, it was a learning experience. Need to remember not to leave auto white-balance on (but I defy you to pick out where my color correction turns on to fix the mismatched color.) Also need a beefier tripod. The wind kicked up right after sunset, and with a long lens like this and the flimsy, cheapo tripod I have, it got really jittery. Had to stabilize that myself too. I also should have used the 18-135 instead of the 75-300, since I widened out to 100mm to shoot this (and I didn't even need to do that. I got nervous I would be pointing at the wrong area on the horizon, so I widened out to a focal length I was capable of shooting at with a better lens). But it was fun, and pleasant being out in the middle of nowhere by yourself. The dirt roads around Saddleback Butte aren't quite as bad as I thought they might be.
75-300mm @ 100mm (cropped to about 2/3 of full image size)
f/5.6 - 1/60 sec. @ 1 sec. intervals