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Full Moon Alert – November 2019

Here are the best days and times to shoot the upcoming full moon. The times listed are for Morro Bay, 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.

Moonrise #1 (best for a hilly/mountainous horizon to the east)
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Moon rises at 4:26 p.m.
Sun sets at 5:01 p.m.
Best shooting from 4:26 – 5:58 p.m.
(Between moonrise and the end of nautical twilight)
 
Moonrise #2 (best for a flat horizon to the east)
Monday, November 11, 2019
Moon rises at 4:57 p.m.
Sun sets at 5:00 p.m.
Best shooting from 4:57 – 5:57 p.m.
(Between moonrise and the end of nautical twilight)
 
Moonset
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Moon sets at 6:34 a.m.
Sun rises at 6:36 a.m.
Best shooting from 5:38 – 6:34 a.m.
(Between the beginning of nautical twilight and moonset)

Full Moon Alert – December 2019

Here are the best days and times to shoot the upcoming full moon. The times listed are for Morro Bay, 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.

Moonrise #1 (best for a hilly/mountainous horizon to the east)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Moon rises at 4:04 p.m.
Sun sets at 4:51 p.m.
Best shooting from 4:04 – 5:51 p.m.
(Between moonrise and the end of nautical twilight)
 
Moonrise #2 (best for a flat horizon to the east)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Moon rises at 4:47 p.m.
Sun sets at 4:51 p.m.
Best shooting from 4:47 – 5:51 p.m.
(Between moonrise and the end of nautical twilight)
 
Moonset
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Moon sets at 7:26 a.m.
Sun rises at 7:03 a.m.
Best shooting from 6:03 – 7:26 a.m.
(Between the beginning of nautical twilight and moonset)

Apps to Calculate the Position of the Sun and Moon

The following programs are useful to calculate the position of the sun and moon.
(Updated for 2018 with new listings and some apps have reduced their prices)

Major Changes to Flicker as of November 2018

With a new owner, Flickr has announced changes to their Free and Pro accounts. If you have a Free account it is critical that you review this information.

For a brief outline of the changes, click here

For a more in-depth rational of the changes, click here

For Flickr's website: https://www.flickr.com/lookingahead/