Usually the roughly 90 minutes between the time the basketball team arrives to an arena for a road game and the actual tip-off is painfully slow. Nothing to do. Set-up is done in 10 minutes. And we sit and wait. However, with a moon event of a lifetime taking place, it was an opportunity on November 14, 2016.
“This full moon will be not only the closest and brightest supermoon of 2016but also the largest since 1948, Bob Berman, an astronomer at the Slooh Community Observatory, told Space.com. What’s more, the full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034, according to a statement from NASA.” — http://www.space.com/34515-supermoon-guide.html
Playing at the University of Nevada, we arrived at 5:05 for a 7 pm start. Set-up, run tests. Now 5:10. So I grabbed the camera, and found a peak sitting at 4,600 feet. And I waited. At first it looked like I might have to leave. The Super Moon was taking it’s sweet time arriving. Slowly the glow began behind the mountain peaks. Before I knew it, the fullest moon we will see until 2034.
I hope the next one I am not waiting on a game to tipoff.