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iN PHOTOS: Photographers take advantage of clear skies to capture full moon

A full moon was spotted hanging over Kamloops Feb. 8.
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February 09, 2020 - 10:48 AM

Lucky photographers who had clear skies last night found unique and interesting ways to capture a full moon, including amazing shots with nothing more than mobile phones.

Kathryn Finlay snapped a photo last night, Feb. 8, of the full moon with her iPhone 8 showing amazing detail.

This full moon shot was taken in Kamloops.
This full moon shot was taken in Kamloops.
Image Credit: Courtney McLaughlin

Other residents in Kamloops and the Shuswap reported that it was a clear and bright night and also snapped photos with their phones as well as professional lenses.

This full moon is the fourth largest moon of the year and a precursor for three consecutive supermoons. It is known in astronomical circles as a Snow Moon or Hunger Moon.

The February full moon is named after the snow on the ground. Native Americans were known to refer to it as the Hunger Moon, due to food scarcities prevalent at that time of year.

According to SkyNews.ca, full moons always rise around sunset and set around sunrise. February moons culminate very high in the night sky and cast shadows similar to the summer midday sun.

If you're planning on getting a photo of the moon yourself, you may have to wait as Environment Canada is predicting periods of cloudy skies across the Thompson Okanagan for tonight and tomorrow before clear skies return Tuesday and Wednesday.

This photo was taken in Kamloops.
This photo was taken in Kamloops.
Image Credit: Kathryn Finlay

Parts of the Shuswap also had clear skies where Kyla Murphy captured this shot.
Parts of the Shuswap also had clear skies where Kyla Murphy captured this shot.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Kyla Murphy

If you're looking to get a great shot of that full moon, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you get more out of your photos.

READ MORE: How to make your night sky photography stand out

Did you take any moon photos last night? Send them in for a chance to be featured. Or if you missed it, get another chance in the coming months as a trio of full supermoons are in store for March 9, April 8 and May 7, 2020.


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