I have a running dialog with Gareth at Ulstertower Photograpic about photographing Celestial Bodies.
We have been musing about predicting when an object in the sky, such as the moon, could be in proximity to another terrestrial object for a photo op.
As I told him, it is absolutely predictable any given day and time, to predict the moons location in the sky relative to any geographical location.
As I also said, however, I think it is best to have a general sense of moon rise, set and tracking, and then just get out and be looking for that photo op.
When I set up for yesterday’s sunset it was in a turnout across from a popular roadside ice climb, and I immediately saw the moon. So when I got set up I ran accross the highway as a climber was leading the pitch.
Sheila at Running On says that bodies in motion tend to stay in motion, and these are two examples of that momentum principle, one body human and one celestial.
So Gareth and Sheila, here are some of those principles at work!