Super Moon

Last night’s moon was special. It wasn’t just another run-of-the-mill full moon, but a “super moon” due to its proximity to the earth.  The average distance of the moon from the earth is 238,000 miles, according to an article in the Huffington Post, but last night, for the first time in eighteen years,  it was only 221,567 miles from the earth. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/18/supermoon-march-19-lunar-perigee_n_837220.html

It was a pretty moon, but quite frankly, I can’t say it looked any different or any closer than any other full-moon.

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Image created with Canon 50d camera and Canon 70-200mm L series image stabilizer lens set to 1/250th second at f/8 with ISO 1600.

2 thoughts on “Super Moon

  1. Still a beautiful photo, even if there wasn’t anything “different” about the moon. Didn’t get to see it visiting here in CA (pouring rain) so appreciate getting to see through your lens!

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