11/14/16: SuperMoon over Continental Divide (Colorado)

Last night’s SuperMoon actually became truly ‘full’ just after setting this morning. I went up to the Genesee overpass on I-70, and although I was the second one there, ultimately there were about a dozen of us shooting (for some reason semi trucks like to honk at people with tripods).

I captured several time-lapse sequences which were used to compile the TerraLapse images below–basically, very, very long exposure images); the video is included at the bottom of this post.


The SuperMoon of 11/14/16 descends onto the Continental Divide (Colorado). TerraLapse image shows 7 minutes and 14 seconds of moon, cloud, and traffic movement on I-70.



An additional 5 minutes, 10 seconds shows the SuperMoon setting behind Breckinridge Peak and Mt. Flora (Winter Park lied directly behind these peaks).



Setting SuperMoon on the morning of 11/14/16, directly over 12,889′ Breckinridge Peak.


Slightly different exposure, showing the details of the SuperMoon.

Slightly different exposure, showing the details of the SuperMoon.



An unusual phenomena which I have not captured before; I believe it is a sundog-like (rainbow) effect emanating from occasionally-blowing snow on the flank of Witter Peak lit by the setting SuperMoon at 6:18 AM. You can see this area briefly flashing in the time-lapse video at the bottom of this post.



Sun rises on the morning of 11/14/16, showing 10 minutes and 21 seconds of cloud movement over the Continental Divide.