full moon silhouettes

This made it onto APOD awhile back. Well worth a look.


This is breathtaking. At least to me.

Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage.

The artist is Australian photographer Mark Gee. Background music is Tenderness by British musician Dan Phillipson (available royalty free up on PremiumBeat).

Note: Link above is from YouTube, using the old-style embed format because wordpres.com doesn’t allow iframes. Corresponding link on Vimeo is here.

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My name is Phil Lembo. In my day job I’m an enterprise IT architect for a leading distribution and services company. The rest of my time I try to maintain a semi-normal family life in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC. E-mail me at philipATlembobrothersDOTcom. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own and not those of my employers, past, present or future (except where I quote others, who will need to accept responsibility for their own rants).