When do Moonrise and Sunset Occur at Same Time and Place?

Started Jan 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
ron wrucke
ron wrucke OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,065
Re: When do Moonrise and Sunset Occur at Same Time and Place?

MikePDX wrote:

ron wrucke wrote:
... maybe what I accidently captured is as good as it's going to get .. ??

Except that using The Photographers Ephemeris or maybe another tool, you know the compass heading of the moon at moonset. So you can find a scenic foreground and set up with a long lens for a dramatic shot - like the moon setting directly behind a mountain peak or a tall building.

That's what is nice about the Photographer's Ephemeris.  I can just "go" to that scenic foreground location on the map, drop a "pin" and then scroll through the calendar looking for the desired sun position.  It's a great little tool for planning location shoots.

There is a lighthouse near the beach (Chesapeake Bay; east side) so I'm planning a shot for April trying to get a setting sun in the vicinity of the lighthouse ... We'll see how good my planning is ..

Cape Charles Lighthouse

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