San Luis Obispo Camera Club


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Full Moon Alert for June 2020

Here are the best days and times to shoot the upcoming full moon. The times listed are for San Luis Obispo, CA, but other locations in San Luis Obispo County will vary by only a couple of minutes. For locations further away, see the programs below.

Bear in mind that these moonrise and moonset times are based on a flat horizon (such as the ocean). Add 20 - 30 minutes to the moonrise time if there are hills on your horizon for moonrise and subtract 20 - 30 minutes from the moonset time if there are hills on your horizon for moonset.

Sometimes of the year have better alignment between the moon and the sun. When they don’t align well, there may be more than one day listed for either the moonrise or moonset depending on the timing.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Moon rises at 7:21 p.m.
Sun sets at 8:15 p.m.
Best shooting from 7:21 – 9:21 p.m.
(Between moonrise and the end of nautical twilight)
Friday, June 5, 2020
Moon sets at 5:44 a.m.
Sun rises at 5:48 a.m.
Best shooting from 4:42 – 5:44 a.m.
(Between the beginning of nautical twilight and moonset)

Software Resources

To determine a suitable location, try one of the following programs. (Updated as of January 2020 as some apps have changed their prices)
The Photographer’s Ephemeris: Free on computers

The Photographer’s Ephemeris (iPhone or iPad)  $9.99

The Photographer’s Ephemeris (Android) $2.99 (Doesn’t have all the functionality of the iOS version, hence the lower price.)

Resources for The Photographer’s Ephemeris

Quick Start Guide to Download


Trouble Shooting TPE

Frequently Asked Questions

Other Software

PhotoPills (iPhone or iPad),  $9.99

PhotoPills (Android) $9.99
Focalware (iPhone or iPad),  $1.99
LightTrac (iPhone or iPad), $8.99
Sun Surveyor (iPhone or iPad), $9.99

Sun Surveyor (Android),  $7.99

Point San Luis Lighthouse - Sunset Photo Shoot

Date change: Friday, September 11th from 5:45 - 8:45 pm

Sunset: 7:16  pm PDT


As part of a series of events for the 130th Anniversary of the Point San Luis Lighthouse we will be hosting an evening for photographers and enthusiasts to come to the station and take sunset photos.

The Point San Luis Lighthouse is located on a 100 foot tall coastal bluff at the northern end of San Luis Bay. With a clear view of the horizon it is a perfect place for photographers to come snap shots of beautiful San Luis Bay, the setting sun, and other picturesque views such as the breakwater and whalers island. Due to the remote nature of the site and its proximity to Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, the property is usually closed in the evenings. But we are keeping it open for a small group (limit 20 persons) to come out and enjoy the pristine beauty of this historic site.

This Lighthouse, Fog Signal Building, Fresnel Lens room, and the station grounds will be open for this event.

Parking will be at Wild Cherry Canyon.  Carpooling of 4 persons/vehicle.  Vehicles will caravan to the Lighthouse. Further information provided upon registration.

Wild Cherry Canyon is located on Avila Beach Drive in the town of Avila Beach. Staying on Avila Beach Drive heading to Port San Luis you will pass the Cal Poly Pier on your left. The Wild Cherry Canyon parking lot is located one half mile down the road on the right side. Look for the Lighthouse banner on the fence.

Venue Information:  Ticket Price: $40 USD/person                                                    

Wild Cherry Canyon at Avila Beach Drive - Avila Beach, CA 93424-  (805) 540-5771

Website and registration:  Click on:   Sunset Photo Shoot on June 26th

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