Recommended camera settings for The Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon for 2016 that falls on the nights of October 15 and 16.
When can we see the Hunter’s super-moon?
Keep an eye out for the moon rising around sunset on Saturday, October 15 – when it may well take on an orange colour.
It is expected to be at its highest point in the middle of the night – at 12.23am (BST) on Sunday, October 16 and again at 1.23am (British Summer Time) on Monday, October 17.
The Hunter’s Moon is likely to look big and orange in colour. It’s close proximity to the horizon gives it its orange glow – although this is true of any full moon – but the hue is more pronounced on a Hunter’s Moon due it looking bigger than usual.
Switch your camera to Manual mode and your lens to manual focus. When choosing your camera settings, there are two key factors to remember: the moon is bright, so a low ISO is fine, and it’s actually moving slowly, so a fast shutter speed is called for. We chose 1/200 sec, f/10 and ISO 100 or 200.
Recommended equipment. To make the moon appear large and not just a white speck in the sky, use a telephoto lens of at least 200mm. A tripod and a shutter release or self-timer are highly recommended.