posted Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT


Capturing the perfect moonrise or moonset in a photograph is a very challenging task. Photographer Matthew Saville is here with NatureTTL to try to make it easier to capture a beautiful moonrise photograph, or at least to help give us the best chance. After all, while you can predict the position of the moon and the sun with great accuracy, the weather is always out of our hands.

To arm us with the best information ahead of time, you can use great apps such as Sun Surveyor, PhotoPills and The Photographer's Ephemeris. If you want the moonrise before sunrise, you should typically aim to shoot two to four days before the next New Moon. For the moonset after sunset, your best chance will be two to four days after the New Moon. To learn more, watch Saville's full video below.

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(Via NatureTTL