The Aug. 2022 Supermoon: a great show from Rome – 12 Aug. 2022
The 13 Aug. 2022 Supermoon, the last of the year, offered a superb sight in Rome, despite the clouds. Here we share some of our images.
You know: we love sharing the beauty of the sky. This includes the full Supermoon, every time it shows up there, possibly with the skyline of Rome and its venerable monuments. We did so even this morning, when the forth in a row and last Supermoon of the year, the “Sturgeon” one, was setting at dawn.
I managed to bring my imaging gear to the famous Pincio terrace, in Villa Borghese, dominating the iconic “Piazza del Popolo”. I had with me a Canon 5DmIV body and a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, installed on a sturdy tripod.
The sky was far from being perfect, as clouds were scattered all around, particularly – Murphy never sleeps – in the western direction, where the Moon was. Once there, very early in the morning (04:45AM), I was tempted to go away, but at the end I decided to stay, as with some luck I could have some decent views of the Supermoon.
From time to time, our satellite partially showed among the clouds and I managed to take images every time the view was acceptable.
I never had a clear view of the lunar disk, but I must admit that, after blaming the clouds, I liked the effects they were producing, making this Supermoon experience different.
Being alone in such a very famous and typically very crowed place of Rome added its feelings to the experience.
At the end, when the sky was very bright and the clouds were almost gone, with the only exception of the spot hosting the Moon, I said “Goodbye” to the “Sturgeon” Supermoon 2022.
Even with the clouds (perhaps, even thanks to them), this Supermoon was a beautiful experience for me. I shared the images with thousands of viewers via our live feed and I’m already looking forward to Aug. 2023, offering us no less than two supermoons.
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