Editor Joni Hubred-Golden firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Jeff Moore
A couple pictures of the "Super Moon" taken through the trees about 9:45pm tonight. I missed the bronze color, but still a nice full (and very bright) moon to see.
1:49 am on Sunday, March 20, 2011
Although not quite as impressive as the Harvest Moon we experienced several months ago, the Lunar Perigee or "Super Moon" certainly provided brighter light than normal.
The Lunar Perigee is the stage in the moons travels that brings it closest in orbit to the earth. This close proximity causes the moon to be brighter and a tad larger than normal. The last time the moon has came this close to earth was on January 19th, 1992. If you missed seeing the "Super Moon" tonight, mark your calendar for November 25th, 2034.
8:42 am on Sunday, March 20, 2011
I guess I was expecting something more impressive, but you're right - it was a brighter moon than normal. These are great pictures, Bryce, and interesting information. Thanks for sharing!
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