Saturday, June 22, 2013

Supermoon 2013

About once every 14 lunar months the Moon reaches perigee with the Earth at about the same time that it enters the Full phase. We call these events Supermoons. There's nothing intrinsically special about this occurrence. The Full Moon appears slightly larger than other Full Moons, and will be noticeably brighter to those who are used to seeing it often. But as far as its effects on Earth are concerned, there is very little to mention except that we humans like to make a big deal out of it.

Still, it's a good excuse to take pictures.

Here are a couple of snapshots taken of the 2013 Supermoon as it rose over the trees in my neighborhood. My neighbor across the street was kind enough to let me use her yard since the Moon is completely blocked from view in mine until it gets about 30 degrees above the horizon.

Supermoon 2013
Canon EOS Rebel T3, f/7.1, 1/400 sec, ISO-3200, 300mm focal length

Supermoon 2013
Canon EOS Rebel T3, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO-200, 300mm focal length