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Today, November 14 and tomorrow, you will get to see a rare supermoon, the first time the moon has been closest to Earth since January 1948. The phenomenon is not something you want to miss when staying at our hotel in Golant, Cornwall.

see the supermoon near our hotel in Golant, Cornwall



If you are planning on taking an evening stroll to see the moon, why not bring your camera along with you to capture the moon, and use some of these top tips given by NASA's senior photographer Bill Ingalls.

  1. Use a landmark


Although the moon will appear larger than it has in decades, a great way to show its size is to use a landmark, building or other structure to provide a reference for its size. This also gives you a chance to be quite creative with your photography shots.

  1. Get the right location


Use whatever tools to find the perfect location for viewing the moon. Head to google maps or even use a compass to plan the location, and getting the angle right when you have found the perfect spot for looking at the supermoon.

  1. Use the gear in the correct way


If your camera is digital, get the right setting on the camera before you start snapping away, as you don't want to look back and find all the shots useless. And for the those with longer lenses, remember the moon is a moving object and be sure to correct the shutter speed.

  1. Don't dismiss your smartphone camera


Though it can be frustrating trying to get a good shot on your smartphone camera, it can be a good challenge, and maybe get you to try more camera work with it in the future. With smartphones, go for a panoramic shot, or make use of brighter lights in an urban area which will help to stop the moon from looking like a white orb in the sky.

  1. Work with what you have


If you are in a remote location or don't have the best gear for getting the best shot, improvise with what you have at your disposal. Even the most basic camera equipment can be good for capturing a perfect shot.

If you miss your chance to look at the moon tonight, tomorrow night the supermoon will appear only of a fraction smaller and still provide you with fantastic photo opportunities.

Photo by: Kai Schreiber

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