December’s full moon the “Cold Moon” on the 29th is the last full moon of the year also sometimes called “Long Night Moon” because it indicates that the cold of the winter is here and the winter solstice is the longest night of the year.
On my way home from work tonight I was looking at the Christmas Star (the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn) when I happened to look to the east and spotted the moon! The moon was big and bright and the sky was clear, I couldn’t wait to get home and see if I could capture a good photo.
My experience with photographing the moon hasn’t been the best. I have a Sony a6000 with just the kit lenses but I was able to capture a few and with the on-coming snow storm, tonight might be my best chance of getting a picture.