Video: Full Moon Silhouettes by Mark Gee

Via Moonandback comes this beautiful real time video from Mark Gee

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 video is as it came off the memory card and there has been no manipulation whatsoever. Technically it was quite a challenge to get the final result. I shot it on a Canon ID MkIV in video mode with a Canon EF 500mm f/4L and a Canon 2x extender II, giving me the equivalent focal length of 1300mm.

Music – Tenderness by Dan Phillipson :…

More details about the video can be found at Full Moon Silhouettes –  Mark Gee

Two blogs that point to more ways to space

I recently mentioned Pam Hoffman‘s blog Everyday Spacer, which urges you to “Take Part in Space Exploration Today!”

Another blog that focus on broad public participation in space activities is Path to Mars from artist Renate Pohl. She provides “1001 ways to get to space without being a rocket scientist”.

She also offers a free newsletter and 35 page booklet titled, Blast Off! An Action Plan to Get You to Space.