Sunday, March 20, 2011

Super Moon

The full moon of March 19th occurred only a hour away from the point when the moon's orbit was at it's nearest point to the earth (perigee). As a result the moon appears 14% larger and 30% brighter. Having a full moon AND a perigee moon last happened in 1993.

I couldn't resist taking a picture last night. I was surprised to learn that I had to adjust the exposure manually because I could not rely on the automatic settings which overexposed the shots.

Check it out:

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