Daily Mail photographer Tom Hindman caught a stunning image of the moon Wednesday night. It wasn't easy, and here's how he did it:
"Initially my plans were to photograph Wednesday's full moon as it rose, but I had friends stop by and sat with them and visited instead," he said.
Giving up on the idea of taking pictures, he prepared to eat dinner.
"It was pushing 7:30 p.m. when more company arrived at the door," he said.
They visited as he ate, and "about 8:15 p.m. they left and I got to my house duties." That included taking out the garbage and recycling.
"Heading down the driveway, I gazed at the moon thinking that one day I just might get a chevron of geese flying in front of the full moon, but the geese had already passed overhead.
"I heard a loud roar. 'Ah,' I thought. 'What if I could get a plane in front of the moon? That would be a unique image.' I grabbed my broken tripod and carefully positioned the camera and lens in the direction of the now high full moon.
"I put a 600-millimeter lens on my Nikon and set the camera to a 13th of a second at f6.3 and an ISO of 400. As I focused, a plane with what appeared to have four engines flew in front of the moon. I squeezed the shutter knowing that I wasn't even close to the correct exposure or focus.
"I missed it, but I quickly got the camera set and kept it from falling off the broken tripod. I grabbed a shutter release cord, attached it and waited about an hour before another plane flew across the moon's face, getting off just three frames.
"The correct setting was a 500th of a second at f8 and ISO 400."