So I’ve been learning to use my metering function when I shoot in manual mode. Instead of letting the camera choose the middle of the photo to give me an exposure reading, I pick a spot - in this case the moon. And get my exposure reading from there. The top photo was “center metered” by the camera and the bottom was “spot metered” by me. I am still learning, so for all your experienced photographers rolling your eyes at Mrs. Newbie over here, give me a break.
I’m pretty satisfied with the fact you can actually see the shade of the moon, instead of just an overblow white blob.
Learning about the same stuff here.