SuperMoon June 2013

Happened to be outside admiring the beautiful moon when I remembered that it was one of the nights of the “Supermoon”. The Supermoon is what they call the moon when it appears to be larger than normal for a couple of nights.

SuperMoon June 2013
SuperMoon June 2013

 

Why is it called supermoon? According to Huff Post Science: “A supermoon is a new or full moon that coincides with what astronomers call “lunar perigee.” That’s the point at which the moon is closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit around our planet.”

Took this photo from my front porch. I used a tripod: 1/50 sec. F/8, ISO 320 at 500mm. It’s amazing to be able to photograph the moon myself and be able to see craters on the side of the orb. What a beautiful sight!

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