In case you've never taken the time to just sit outside at night and look (or howl) at the moon, it's actually freaking awesome. The logical next step is to setup your gear and trying to photograph our lunar friend.
Via the German adventure and landscape photographer Benjamin Jaworskyj, here is some of the basic how-to information for when you breakout your tripod and are ready to start firing shots a the moon. As you might expect or have already learned the hard way, getting a really stellar image of the moon presents some unique challenges. Things that you'll definitely want to have include clear skies (no point trying to shoot the moon if clouds prevent you from even seeing it), a tripod (a no-brainer given that you're shooting something in the dark at slower shutter speeds), and as long a focal length as you can manage to get as the moon is really far away (238,900 miles to be exact).
This video initially caught my attention because I remember when I was first playing around with my first legit camera the moon and night sky was one of the first few things that I tried (and failed) to photograph well. Though after some practice and an absurd amount of good luck, I was able to get a pretty epic capture of the full moon with a plane plus jet trail silhouette. Here's to perseverance and sheer dumb luck.
Even if astophotography isn't your thing, it's still a fun learning experience to give it a try. Maybe you learn something you can apply towards the rest of your photography or maybe you just get one epic shot you're really happy with. Either way, learning new and different things is never a bad thing. Have you tried photographing the moon before? Maybe for an eclipse, supermoon, or harvest moon? Maybe you're just finally ready to activate werewolf mode, which sounds awesome, count me in.