Saturday, March 19, 2011

Super Perigee Moon


Tonight's full moon is special. It's been 18 years since we had a full moon like this one. The moon is actually closer to earth, making it appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than usual. I went out as it was rising...


...and a couple hours later...


Beautiful.

For more information about the Super Perigee Moon, see NASA's website.



8 comments:

meemsnyc said...

You got some great photos! It does look amazing!

Chris Tidrick said...

Beautiful photos, Klyee. I was out on the morraine, camera in hand, but it was too cloudy. No moon. :(

Thanks for sharing!

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

Wow! I've been working on some photos and none of them came out anything like these! Gorgeous!

Kylee said...

meemsnyc ~ Thanks! Doesn't it? The white spot at the lower right looks like a navel on a navel orange to me. LOL. (It's actually Crater Tycho, I believe.)

Chris ~ Oh, darn! I KNOW you'd have some fabulous photos, too! :-(

Jan ~ Thanks, Jan! I can't wait to see yours!

Priscilla said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower of your blog. Beautiful garden and awesome cat pics. I love cats and my kitty is spoiled. Have a great weekend!

Cameron said...

Stunning!

Which camera did you use?

Diana (Di) said...

So beautiful, Kylee. I got so ready for last night: the clouds moved from the west, but then settled to the east. :(

Tom said...

In the UK the press were calling this 'A Super Moon' - which judging by your photos it really was. I only managed to see it when it was high in the sky, and it wasn't nearly so impressive.

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