Hawaii Super Moon 2012

Last night, moon gazers and photographers were out in full force to catch a glimpse of super moon 2012. According to NASA, the super moon hit at exactly 8:34 p.m. Pacific time, meaning that at this moment the moon reached its “closest point to Earth in its elliptical pattern” and lined up with both the Earth and the sun “to become gloriously full.” Anthony Cook, astronomical observer at L.A.’s Griffith Observatory, also noted that the moon would be 30% brighter than usual.

Neat. However, while all of this was going on, I was out enjoying my second viewing of The Avengers. Moon be damned, I wanted to see the Hulk do his smash thing again.

However, a few friends of mine did capture the moment and I have to say that they did an excellent job doing so. The first two shots, taken from Mililani, are courtesy of Ferdenan Damo and his Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Ferd caught remarkable shots of the super moon, which he dubbed, Moonebula.

Moonebula. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Photo by Ferdenan Damo.

“So everyone’s gone manual to compensate for the brightness of the supermoon last night. Me too. But the moon was so bright, I also wanted to see how the moonlight affected cloud cover. A moo nebula.” Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Photo by Ferdenan Damo.

More Super Moon. Shot at f8, 1/800 sec at 200 mm. Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Photo by Ferdenan Damo.

More Super Moon II. “So everyone’s gone manual to compensate for the brightness of the supermoon last night. Me too. But the moon was so bright, I also wanted to see how the moonlight affected cloud cover. A moo nebula.” Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Photo by Ferdenan Damo. Photo by Ferdenan Damo.

The following photos are courtesy of Flickr members Bobby Duncan PhotographyMichael A. SantosJason Tsurumaki., and Lars Hess. Bobby Duncan’s photo was taken near Lanikai and Michael A. Santos’ photos were shot at Kawainui Marsh. Jason Tsurumaki caught the moon rising over Sandy Beach and Waialae Beach. Lars Hess capture his moments over iconic Waikiki and Diamond Head.

Moonrise over Lanikai. Shot with a Canon EOS 7D. Photo by Bobby Duncan Photography.

The years biggest full moon (super moon) shot over Kawainui marsh lands. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D. Photo by Michael A. Santos.

Super Moon Rising Over Lanikai. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D. Photo by Michael A. Santos.

Sandy Beach, Hawaii ~30 minutes after moonrise. Shot with a Nikon D300S. Photo by Jason Tsurumaki.

Sandy Beach, Hawaii ~45 minutes after moonrise. Shot with a Nikon D300S. Photo by Jason Tsurumaki.

Waialae Beach, Hawaii ~2 hours after moonrise. Shot with a Nikon D300S. Photo by Jason Tsurumaki.

Super Moon Over Diamond Head. Shot with a Canon EOS REBEL T3i. Photo by Lars Hess.

Super Moon Rise Over Waikiki. Shot with a Canon EOS REBEL T3i. Photo by Lars Hess.

Rico Rivera was able to catch a glimpse of the super moon as it hovered over Honolulu.

The super moon over Honolulu. Shot with a Canon SX230. Photo by Rico Rivera.

And here are two spectacular timelapses of the super moon by Video Production Maui and Tad Tamura:

Did you happen to capture an amazing shot of Super Moon 2012? If so, let us know and we can feature it here!

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