Institute of Astronomy

Moonrise times

Published on 22/01/2013 
Question: 

Hello Im a photographer trying to capture a photo of the moon rising above the eastern coast of the atlantic ocean, particularly in central florida. I know there is a full moon next week Jan25-26, what is the best time frame to capture it at horizon?

There are various tools around on the internet that allow one to calculate times of Moonrise and Moonset and Lunar phases, www.timeanddate.com has some quite good ones.  Unfortunately in Florida Moonrise at Full Moon occurs quite close to Sunset, so the photographic conditions might not be ideal depending on the effect you want to capture, you might be better off waiting until a few days after full when the Moon is rising later in the evening, but only you can judge that.

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