On June 23, the moon will be at its closest distance to Earth for 2013 while in its full phase. As a result, it will appear 8 percent larger and 17 percent brighter than usual—an event widely known as a supermoon. This supermoon will be coming on the heels of the June solstice, which takes place only two days before. For photo hounds, the most picturesque moments will occur twice: first, in the minutes after local sunset on Saturday, and then before sunrise on Sunday morning as the full moon rises or sets at the local horizon. Shoot from a mountainside, hillside, or a roof so that the horizon will be pleasing. With a little planning, a distant landmark can add to the scene, possibly silhouetted by the moon. In order to make the moon large enough to look interesting, you can use a telephoto lens ranging between 100mm and 2000mm, depending on how you want the picture to look. By choosing a foreground carefully, the composition can be interesting for a wide choice of lenses. (courtesy, National Geographic) I'm going to get my telescope out, will you be moon-gazing?