Photographer Captures Stunning Time-Lapse Of A Full Moon Rising Behind Lighthouse

Storyful Published February 13, 2017 64,684 Plays

Rumble The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth, being its only permanent natural satellite. The Moon is thought to have formed about 4.51 billion years ago, not long after Earth.
As seen from the Earth, it is the second-brightest regularly visible celestial object in Earth's sky, after the Sun. Its surface is actually dark, although compared to the night sky it appears very bright, with a reflectance just slightly higher than that of worn asphalt.

This spectacular video shows the rising of a full moon with a lighthouse directing light toward it. Photographer Luke Taylor captured a stunning timelapse of a full moon rising behind the Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay, in New South Wales, Australia on February 11. The lighthouse is located on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. Taylor told Storyful he filmed the video 4.6 miles (7.4 kilometers) away from the lighthouse with a Canon 7D.

The Canon EOS 7D is a professional cropped sensor digital single-lens reflex camera made by Canon. It features 18.0 effective megapixel CMOS sensor, HD video recording, its 8.0 frames per second continuous shooting, new viewfinder which offers 1.0X magnification and 100% coverage, 19-point autofocus system, movie mode, and built-in Speedlite transmitter.

In this stunning video the moon looks like a big, soft orange. A sight seen once in a blue moon!

Credit: LUKE TAYLOR via Storyful