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Airbus A320 (N350NA) - Captured DL flt 2756 at FL 330 DFW-DTW on 01-20-22. Based on FR24 ground track, this aircraft was approximately 40 or so miles away from my home south of Indy. The aircraft was about 20-30 miles west of Indianapolis. Shot with Nikon D810 & Sigma 60-600 lense. Fully extended and cropped down quite a bit. It's a little soft, but for being as high and far away, I will take it.!
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Airbus A320 (N350NA)


Captured DL flt 2756 at FL 330 DFW-DTW on 01-20-22. Based on FR24 ground track, this aircraft was approximately 40 or so miles away from my home south of Indy. The aircraft was about 20-30 miles west of Indianapolis. Shot with Nikon D810 & Sigma 60-600 lense. Fully extended and cropped down quite a bit. It's a little soft, but for being as high and far away, I will take it.!


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Diana Rose
Nice Work!
Bob Showalter
Jeff Ward
Very nice. And perfect timing!
Jorge Eduardo Páez
Preciosa captura.
Andrea Gentilini
Fly me to the moon ......
ken kemper
Beautiful Photo John.......

Your timing is perfect and the moon is most tricky to get the right exposure.

Well Done
Mark Albrecht
Who is the jerk that only gave this 4 stars? There's always someone...
Fantastic photo! The correlation between the Moon and airplane sizes make this photo a must! Great work!
John GiambonePhoto Uploader
Thank You for all the kind comments folks!
Jason Bryan
Hello from Bargersville, IN. Thank you for this incredible photo!
The moon is bigger than the plane. Although it usually doesn't seem that way.
Phil Caron
Amazing picture, well done to say the least! The idiot who gave a less than 5 rating is just that, an idiot.
Al Bell
Fly me to the moon,
Let me play among the stars.
Let me see what spring is like On Jupiter and Mars.
George General
Timing is everything. Awesome shot.
terry kelsey
Peter Sayers
Great capture
Wow!!! Outstanding shot.
Dieter Hylla
I like it I have also have a sigma 600mm and I enjoy using that lense
Beautiful photo, very hard to capture since the moon is only 30' 24" in diameter. Based on the date, the moon's angular size and the length of the A-320 (123.25'), it's altitude at FL 330,the photo seems to have been taken at 08:25 a.m., local time KIND, on January 20th 2022. Distance from the camera to the A-320 was 21.8 statute miles or 18.9 nautical miles.
John GiambonePhoto Uploader
Thanks Everyone! Pelican006 - That's amazing and mind blowing to me that you can figure that out based on the info I gave you. I want to say from what I recall, you nailed the altitude. As far as the distances, could be. I am no astrophysicist or mathematician, so it amazes me you can figure that stuff out. Just curious as to your background in terms of career? or is that all just a hobby for you? I appreciate your taking the time to figure that stuff out. That is so cool! Thank You!
Hello John, it's done with trigonometry. The horizontal angle of the moon, 30' 24" is known and so the horizontal angle of the A-320 (3'40.782") can be measured.

Next, using the known length of the A-320, (123.25') and it's angle in degrees (.061328367º), we can calculate it's distance.

Altitude measurement is trickier. FL330 is based on a standard altimeter setting (29.92) and does not give the true altitude asl. Also, KIND is approx. 800' asl, so this would have to be substracted.

But with a precise date and time, and the exact GPS coordinates of where the photo was taken, we can calculate azimuth (bearing) and altitude with fairly good accuracy, because of the moon.

So, if your digital photo EXIF data is accurate, as to the date & time, you could do that. BTW, I am a retired air traffic controller with 36 years of service.
John GiambonePhoto Uploader
Pelican006 - Awesome, thank you so much for the explanation of how you got to the information you got. Trigonometry! Well, I totally sucked at math. Barely passed High School Algebra and Geometry. All I can say is I am glad we have smart folks like you who have a mind for this kind of math. I never even attepted Trig. Thanks for your service as an Air Traffic Controller! We're you in a tower, or center? I'd imagine over 36 years you probably did it all. Thanks for YOUR service and keeping us safe UP there!
Gene Pardee
There is a lot of air and the stuff in it between you and your subject. Nice image.
Alex Gregerson
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
29-Mar-2023 A320Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:02AM CDT 08:34AM PDT Scheduled
29-Mar-2023 A320Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 12:35AM PDT 05:34AM CDT Scheduled
28-Mar-2023 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:00PM PDT 09:02PM PDT Scheduled
28-Mar-2023 A320Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 03:26PM PDT 05:37PM PDT Scheduled
28-Mar-2023 A320Salt Lake City Intl ()San Diego Intl () 03:20PM MDT 04:02PM PDT Scheduled
28-Mar-2023 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 11:00AM PDT 01:28PM PDT Scheduled
28-Mar-2023 A320Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 07:25AM PDT 09:38AM PDT Scheduled
27-Mar-2023 A320Los Cabos Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:26PM MST 08:24PM PDT 3:57
27-Mar-2023 A320Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Los Cabos Int'l () 11:07AM PDT 02:56PM MST 3:48
27-Mar-2023 A320Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 09:59AM PDT 12:15PM PDT Cancelled
27-Mar-2023 A320Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:12AM CDT 08:16AM PDT 3:03
27-Mar-2023 A320Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 12:55AM PDT 05:50AM CDT 2:54
26-Mar-2023 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:10PM PDT 09:32PM PDT 2:21
26-Mar-2023 A320Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 03:40PM PDT 05:28PM PDT 1:47
26-Mar-2023 A320Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:33PM CDT 01:31PM PDT 2:57
26-Mar-2023 A320Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 06:17AM PDT 11:19AM CDT 3:01
25-Mar-2023 A320Harry Reid Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 07:07PM PDT 09:34PM PDT Cancelled
25-Mar-2023 A320Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Harry Reid Intl () 03:18PM PDT 05:08PM PDT Cancelled
25-Mar-2023 A320Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:40PM CDT 01:41PM PDT 3:00
25-Mar-2023 A320Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 06:25AM PDT 11:22AM CDT 2:56
24-Mar-2023 A320Los Cabos Int'l ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 04:39PM MST 09:05PM PDT 4:25
24-Mar-2023 A320Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Los Cabos Int'l () 12:01PM PDT 03:31PM MST 3:29
24-Mar-2023 A320Salt Lake City Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:42AM MDT 10:29AM PDT 1:46
24-Mar-2023 A320Billings Logan Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 05:39AM MDT 06:35AM MDT 0:55
23-Mar-2023 A320Salt Lake City Intl ()Billings Logan Intl () 11:38PM MDT 12:34AM MDT (+1) 0:55
23-Mar-2023 A320Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 07:30PM CDT 09:24PM MDT 2:53
23-Mar-2023 A320Salt Lake City Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 02:30PM MDT 05:49PM CDT 2:18
23-Mar-2023 A320San Diego Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 10:37AM PDT 01:07PM MDT 1:29
23-Mar-2023 A320Salt Lake City Intl ()San Diego Intl () 08:15AM MDT 08:45AM PDT 1:29
22-Mar-2023 A320Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 07:50PM CDT 09:20PM MDT 2:29
22-Mar-2023 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 04:38PM EDT 06:22PM CDT 2:43
22-Mar-2023 A320Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 11:49AM CDT 03:16PM EDT 2:26
22-Mar-2023 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 08:55AM EDT 10:21AM CDT 2:25
22-Mar-2023 A320Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 05:50AM EDT 07:07AM EDT 1:16
21-Mar-2023 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 11:05PM EDT 12:16AM EDT (+1) 1:10
21-Mar-2023 A320Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 06:13PM CDT 09:35PM EDT 2:21
21-Mar-2023 A320John F Kennedy Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 01:46PM EDT 04:28PM CDT 3:42
21-Mar-2023 A320Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 07:56AM CDT 11:58AM EDT 3:02
20-Mar-2023 A320John F Kennedy Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 06:08PM EDT 08:42PM CDT 3:33
20-Mar-2023 A320Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 12:17PM CDT 04:17PM EDT 2:59
20-Mar-2023 A320Detroit Metro Wayne Co ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 08:29AM EDT 10:12AM CDT 2:42
20-Mar-2023 A320Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Detroit Metro Wayne Co () 05:53AM EDT 07:06AM EDT 1:12
19-Mar-2023 A320Orlando Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 09:57PM EDT 11:03PM EDT 1:05
19-Mar-2023 A320Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Orlando Intl () 06:58PM EDT 08:27PM EDT 1:28
19-Mar-2023 A320Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 03:59PM EDT 05:28PM EDT 1:29
19-Mar-2023 A320Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 12:39PM EDT 02:27PM EDT 1:47
19-Mar-2023 A320Tampa Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 09:56AM EDT 11:10AM EDT 1:13
19-Mar-2023 A320Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Tampa Intl () 07:06AM EDT 08:40AM EDT 1:33
18-Mar-2023 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 06:14PM EDT 07:10PM EDT 0:55
18-Mar-2023 A320McGhee Tyson ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 03:49PM EDT 04:22PM EDT 0:32
18-Mar-2023 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()McGhee Tyson () 02:05PM EDT 02:35PM EDT 0:29
18-Mar-2023 A320Memphis Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 10:38AM CDT 12:26PM EDT 0:47
18-Mar-2023 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Memphis Intl () 09:13AM EDT 09:11AM CDT 0:57
18-Mar-2023 A320McGhee Tyson ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 06:23AM EDT 06:57AM EDT 0:33
17-Mar-2023 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()McGhee Tyson () 11:41PM EDT 12:11AM EDT (+1) 0:29
17-Mar-2023 A320Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 08:48PM EDT 09:50PM EDT 1:01
17-Mar-2023 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 06:06PM EDT 07:03PM EDT 0:57
17-Mar-2023 A320San Antonio Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 01:49PM CDT 04:35PM EDT 1:45
17-Mar-2023 A320Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 11:14AM EDT 12:27PM CDT 2:12
17-Mar-2023 A320LaGuardia ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 07:37AM EDT 09:33AM EDT 1:55
16-Mar-2023 A320Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()LaGuardia () 09:07PM CDT 12:17AM EDT (+1) 2:10
16-Mar-2023 A320Valley Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 04:11PM CDT 07:10PM CDT 2:59
16-Mar-2023 A320Minneapolis/St Paul Intl ()Valley Intl () 11:48AM CDT 02:50PM CDT 3:01
16-Mar-2023 A320Jacksonville Intl ()Minneapolis/St Paul Intl () 08:01AM EDT 09:42AM CDT 2:40
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